Clarius Mobile Health’s portable smartphone ultrasound scanners were available for display at the CHEST 2016 conference in Los Angeles this week. The conference is organized by the American College of Chest Physicians, which includes 18,700 members involved in critical care, pulmonary, and sleep medicine.

When used in conjunction with iOS and Android devices, Clarius’ wireless scanners provide point-of-care assessments for chest diseases and other ailments. The intention behind Clarius’ ultrasound scanners is to allow clinicians to quickly access scans at the patient’s bedside. Designed to image the lungs and abdomen, the Clarius C3 multipurpose ultrasound scanner also includes a virtual phased array for quick scans of the heart.

“Lung ultrasound has been shown in different studies to be a better test for numerous types of lung pathologies than a chest x-ray and sometimes even better than a CT scan,,”says Shane Arishenkoff, MD, an internal medicine physician in Vancouver, British Columbia. “It gives me the ability to get real-time patient information rather than waiting for results. After initiating treatment, I can go back to the patient to see if my therapies are helping.”

Lauren Pelissier, chairman and CEO of Clarius, says that the company was excited to show its ultrasound scanner to members of the American College of Chest Physicians. “Our C3 scanner is the ideal tool to help treat patients quickly,” he adds.

For more information about this ultrasound scanner, visit Clarius.