For nurses, scanning the bladder with conventional method of ultrasound is time consuming and achieving accurate results may be tiresome. Redmond, WA-based MedTech company EchoNous has now released a reliable, non-mechanical, bladder scanner that lets nurses measure bladder volume faster and with accurate results.
EchoNous Bladder™ combines data-rich fanning, a state-of-the-art algorithm using Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs), and a higher-quality, ruggedized probe design. The tool will further separate EchoNous from conventional bladder scanners, particularly in treating pregnant and postpartum patients, reports EchoNous.
“We believe the status quo in bladder scanning was not good enough for nurses or their patients. Our world-class team of ultrasound engineers and machine learning scientists have remained focused on moving beyond the 30-year old probe technology being used today in bladder scanning,” said Niko Pagoulatos, PhD, Chief Operating Officer of EchoNous. “While the entire ultrasound industry abandoned mechanical probes in the late 1980s, conventional bladder scanners have continued on with this outdated technology. We decided it was time to raise the bar for this application space.”
There are no moving parts in this all-electronic device. Furthermore, a three-foot drop test proved it to be durable and reliable. Using a fanning motion to gather the maximum amount of data, this tool enables nurses to make more informed clinical decisions based on a far more complete picture of the bladder.
AI-powered, machine learning driven ultrasound tools deliver accurate measurement compared to the traditional “point & click” bladder scanners.
EchoNous Bladder is designed to be smoothly fanned from hip to hip, as the probe is lightweight and comfortable to hold. Additionally, engaging on-screen prompts, along with short video clips help nurses acquire bladder volume with just a few taps on the screen.
Furthermore, the new scanning tool pairs with EchoNous Vein as part of EchoNous’ AI Station, providing nurses all the tools needed for bladder scanning and vascular access on one platform.