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Tele-Robotic Ultrasound Technology

"Nadine Kanigan’s hand guides an imitation ultrasound probe across her desk in her dimly lit Stonebridge office. Her motions are being perfectly replicated more than 1,000 kilometres away. Instead, she gazes at the screen to her left, inspecting the inner workings of the abdomen of a woman in Stony Rapids. Veronica McKinney (Director of Northern Medical Services) said that the need for ultrasound services in remote communities is so great that when she told people in Stony Rapids that remote ultrasounds would be offered there, some started crying with relief."  - Saskatoon Star Phoenix 

“With the ability of technology and the speed of the Internet, we’re really able to scan as if we are actually there”  Kanigan says.

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