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PostSubject: Ultrasound Imaging on Your Smartphone – Way WAY Cool Emergency Diagnostic Tech and For the “Just Curious” to Have a Look Around Inside.   Sat May 06, 2017 3:14 pm

TOO FREAKING COOL!!!!


Who would have thunk it???? Amazing tech and I want one! I don’t even have a smartphone but something like this might make me reconsider that choice. I've been having troubles recently with kidney stones so naturally this caught my eye at once. Stones are worse than childbirth so they say. See the chart below.



Getting more serious, who else thinks something like this might be real handy to have in a "hunker down - bug out" type emergency??? Link to article and links to the Lumify information page are below. And do go see all the stuff in the quoted article that is up on Twitter. Much more there.


http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/biotech/sd-me-topol-kidney-20170423-story.html

https://www.lumify.philips.com/web/

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Smartphone-wielding Dr. Eric Topol diagnoses his own kidney stone


An ultrasound image taken by smartphone indicating a dialated kidney (left) told Dr. Eric Topol he had a kidney stone. That was confirmed at the emergency room with a CT scan. (Dr. Eric Topol)

You’re Dr. Eric Topol, a pioneer in the use of smartphones in medicine. Several years ago, you gained nationwide attention when you used a smartphone on an airplane to diagnose a heart attack.

So when you develop symptoms of a kidney stone, what do you do?

Yes, Topol diagnosed himself with a kidney stone, using an ultrasound device hooked up to his smartphone. A cardiologist-geneticist and chief academic officer at Scripps Health, Topol loses no opportunity to demonstrate just what digital medicine can do.
“I've been battling a kidney stone all wk (& losing) so I did a smartphone ultrasound of my kidney: Dx dilated. Then to ER, CT scan confirmed,” Topol said on Twitter Sunday morning.


An hour later, Topol tweeted a further explanation.

“For the unfamiliar, it's very simple & takes a minute. Plug a probe into smartphone. Put gel on end of probe. Image.”

Below is the photo Topol sent of the kit, consisting of a Samsung smartphone, a Lumify ultrasound machine and Aquasonic ultrasonic transmission gel.

Smartphone, ultrasound device and smartphone gel -- all Dr. Eric Topol needed to diagnose a kidney stone. (Dr. Eric Topol.)


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PostSubject: Re: Ultrasound Imaging on Your Smartphone – Way WAY Cool Emergency Diagnostic Tech and For the “Just Curious” to Have a Look Around Inside.   Sun May 07, 2017 3:21 pm

This is tried and true, Researcher.  After a trip to the e.r., confirmed stones,  and hubby vomiting the pain pills they gave him, I gave him 2 doses of this remedy, about 3 hours apart....and all better: he passed the rest without incident or pain.

Maybe I should mention that they discovered he had a AAA (abdominal aortic aneurysm) during the ultrasound, which he has since had surgery for.
That's a life threatening event untreated, and you'd generally never know it was there till it was too late.  I'm certainly not saying you could..I only mention it because sometimes these things that we suffer from have a silver lining.
And sometimes not...

https://www.earthclinic.com/cures/olive-oil-lemon-juice-for-kidney-stones.html

It sounds gross but tastes fine, goes down without any problem.  I was persuaded by his suffering to take a dose myself.  You have my sympathies..and this can 'save' you.


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PostSubject: Re: Ultrasound Imaging on Your Smartphone – Way WAY Cool Emergency Diagnostic Tech and For the “Just Curious” to Have a Look Around Inside.   Sun May 07, 2017 6:15 pm

Thanks for that info, Dove. I did drink lots of lemon juice mixed in water but not in nearly the large amounts the article specified I and drank water till I sloshed, but didn't know about the olive oil part. Still took 6+ weeks for me to pass the stone. Merry X-mas and happy new year as that was the time I was having the most trouble. I know about the pain and the nausea your hubby was having. It's intense! I'd rather try and give birth to a porcupine than pass another one! Just had x-ray & ultrasound done last week and see a nephrologist next week for results - etc. I hope it was just the one stone and no more are waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, on with the show!


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PostSubject: Re: Ultrasound Imaging on Your Smartphone – Way WAY Cool Emergency Diagnostic Tech and For the “Just Curious” to Have a Look Around Inside.   Mon May 08, 2017 11:33 am

Maybe they can use this in the hospitals to reduce the cost of the larger machines.
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