Mobile technology is also paving its way more significantly into the medical world. Thanks to iPhones, iPads, and the iPod Touch, a new mobile application, called the Mobile MIM, has recently been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These new mobile applications will provide easy access of vital medical images for doctors not present within a health care facility.
The new mobile application, which have been developed by MIM Software, Inc., a software company for medical imaging, will allow doctors to diagnose conditions based on the resulting images from CT scans, MRIs, and PET scans without the necessity to take time in going back to their workstation.
However, it is not as easy as it may seem to develop a diagnostic protocol for medical imaging for the iPhone or iPad. Experts explain that safety is the primary cause, of course, so additional measures must be taken to make sure images are transmitted as accurately as possible to avoid costly, potentially deadly, mistakes.
Moreover, Mobile MIM is only applicable when physicians are not immediately available in their workstations and not to substitute for any health care facilities.
The company says the applications may be available at the Apple Store in as early as next week.