Aycan Medical Systems late last week announced that it has received CE clearance to market its mobile imaging app in Europe and is awaiting FDA clearance to do the same in the U.S.
Developed for referring physicians and on-call radiologists, the teleradiology app was designed to connect with Aycan Medical Systems’ OsiriX PRO imaging workstation. It securely transmits images from the Osirix system to the mobile device; no virtual private network (VPN) is required because images are automatically encrypted, according to the company.
Aycan recently completed testing of the app for use on the Apple iPad 2, it is also available for the original iPad. “The app really gets to its capacity using the iPad 2,” says Frank Burkhardt, director, North American and Latin American operations, adding that the iPad 2 allows users to view the images on a medical monitor.
In February, the FDA cleared the first mobile app for diagnostic radiology, seemingly indicating a shift at the agency to a greater focus on mobile health applications. That app, developed by MIM Software Inc., was approved for viewing images and making diagnoses based on CT, MRI, and nuclear medical technology.