FDA Approves First Android Medical Image Viewer

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Canada’s Calgary Scientific Inc has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market their ResolutionMD™ software, to diagnose medical images on Android devices.

“This is a huge step forward in making advanced mobile healthcare applications available on a broader range of devices,” said Alec J. Megibow, MD, MPH, FACR, president of the Society of Abdominal Radiology in the press release. “We see the market now beginning to understand the importance of mobile viewing solutions, which are playing an increasingly critical role in helping practitioners deliver better patient care and opening creative ways to deliver high level interactive educational content.”

Calgary Scientific says its FDA clearance for diagnostic image viewing covers a variety of Android devices, including the Samsung Galaxy tab. ResolutionMD Mobile on iOS (iPhone and iPad devices) was approved by the FDA in 2011.