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MGI's remote ultrasonic robot quickly supports Wuhan Huangpi Fangcai Hospital and Lei Shenshan Hospital

Release date:2020-02-19Writer:MGIViews:348Share

Remote ultrasonic robot made by MGI

On February 16th, the "Remote Ultrasound Robot" independently developed by MGI Remote Ultrasound Diagnostic System was delivered to Wuhan Huangpi Fangcai Hospital; on February 17, the remote ultrasonic robot was delivered to Lei Shenshan Hospital. As of February 18, all the remote ultrasound equipment headed to the epidemic area have completed the installation, commissioning and training, and quickly supported the ultrasound inspection work in the epidemic area.

The remote ultrasonic robot integrates cutting-edge technologies such as robotics, real-time remote control, real-time audio and video communication, and high-resolution ultrasound imaging to break the time and space limitations of traditional ultrasonic diagnostic methods. Under the premise of the severe epidemic situation and the shortage of medical resources, it can directly attack multiple The pain points can not only promptly promote high-quality medical resources to assist in areas where resources are scarce, but also reduce cross-infection of medical staff to a certain extent, alleviate the hard work of diagnosing and treating patients with new coronary pneumonia, and provide practical tools for the dynamic image detection of some special patients. 

Fast Rush: 48 hours to Wuhan

On February 14, He Qiang, the captain of the Zhejiang National Emergency Medical Rescue Team and the deputy director of the Zhejiang People's Hospital, was appointed as the director of the Huangpi Fangcai Hospital. He and his team members combined their previous experience accumulated in Jianghan Fangcai Hospital, which is also based on the previous experience. Based on the cooperation foundation and successful cases of Zhejiang University People's Hospital and MGI on remote ultrasound robots, it was decided to introduce MGI remote ultrasound diagnostic system at Huangpi Fangcang Hospital to provide patients with remote diagnosis.

After receiving the emergency support task, the MGI team coordinated the emergency transportation of all resources within 48 hours and actively responded. On February 16th, the equipment was shipped from Shenzhen to Wuhan, and then R & D and after-sales personnel were commissioned on-site to debug in the hospital buffer room. Doctors provide training to ensure that the equipment can be put into operation at the fastest speed. The remote ultrasound robot is connected in real time by the doctor and patient through the communication network. The doctor is controlled by the doctor of the Zhejiang Province People's Hospital Remote Ultrasound Medical Center, which is 700 kilometers away. Through the operation of the handle, remotely perform ultrasound consultations on patients in Huangpi Fangcang Hospital.

MGI's team responded

Dean He Qiang said, "In the future, remote ultrasound diagnosis can be performed for patients here through the 'remote ultrasound robot', so that clinicians can have a clearer understanding of the patient's condition, and provide an important basis for formulating the next diagnosis and treatment plan."

As early as February 2, after receiving assistance from its Tongxiang hospital, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital used MGI's remote ultrasonic robot to perform ultrasound examinations on patients with suspected pneumonitis associated with a new type of coronavirus. Through remote operation, Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital Doctors at the Internet Ultrasound Medical Center provided ultrasound evaluation opinions for suspected patients 60 km away. According to the evaluation opinions, the clinician in charge had a clear understanding of the patient's condition and further developed a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Fighting the epidemic, connecting hands: from Beijing 301 Hospital to Wuhan Lei Shenshan Hospital

On February 17, Country Garden announced the donation of high-end medical equipment worth more than 20 million yuan to Hubei through its Guoqiang Public Welfare Foundation, including MGI Automated Sample Preparation System MGISP -960 / MGISP-100, MGIUS-R3 Remote Ultrasound Diagnosis. At present, an ultrasound robot has been installed, commissioned and trained at Lei Shenshan Hospital. In addition, MGI will also cooperate with Country Garden Group to donate 68,000 test kits.

The reporter from the Chutian Metropolis Daily recorded the scene of the successful consultation between Raytheon Mountain Hospital and Beijing 301 Doctor. (Video source: Chutian Metropolis Daily)

"At 3:30 pm on February 18, Wuhan Lei Shenshan Hospital, Ward 15 and 22 Ward. A half-height machine extended a robotic arm and two monitors. Four from Wuhan University Zhongnan Hospital and Wuhan The ultrasound diagnostic doctors in the first hospital of the city each have their own opinions ... Experts far away from the Beijing 301 Hospital issued clear instructions, and Mr. Zhang, a 69-year-old patient, responded accurately. This is a test of the internal organs of patients with new coronary pneumonia Ultrasound diagnosis. "(Source: Chutian Metropolis Daily)

Long-distance docking between ultrasound specialists at Beijing 301 Hospital and Department of Ultrasound of Thunder Mountain Hospital

Wu Meng, director of the Department of Ultrasound at Lei Shen Shan Hospital and from Central South Hospital, said, "This high-tech equipment produced by BGI Zhizhi-the remote ultrasound robot will make full use of technology to better protect medical staff and prevent cross-infection. Next, the Thunder Mountain Hospital will play a role in the prevention and control of the epidemic. "

The director of the ultrasound department of 301 Hospital Luo Yukun said: "The new crown pneumonia epidemic has affected millions of households, affected the care of all medical staff, and can contribute to the prevention and control of the epidemic.

All in one: Isolation of viruses and quality medical resources

It is reported that the current imaging change detection of patients with new coronary pneumonia mainly depends on the CT of the lungs, but because the patient's condition changes rapidly, it is difficult to monitor the changes of the disease through repeated CT examinations. There is a certain degree of practical difficulty in remote ultrasound support. For some of the lungs, Examination and assessment of general conditions such as basic diseases are particularly important for disease monitoring. In addition to indirectly reflecting lung changes through the assessment of pulmonary edema, ultrasound can also be more convenient and rapid for the whole body. The situation is assessed by imaging, which plays a pivotal role in the imaging assessment of the changes in pneumonia.

MGI's remote ultrasound robots have rapidly supported the first-line hospitals for the epidemic, and they have also received support from various related institutions. Among them, China Mobile, China Telecom and Huawei's remote real-time consultations provide network guarantees, and SF Logistics actively coordinates logistics transportation with the highest efficiency.

With the efforts of all parties, the ultrasound robot will take advantage of its remote automation to provide space ultrasound examinations for patients with new coronary pneumonia while avoiding the risk of infection by medical staff. In the next step, the remote ultrasound robot will also reinforce Wuhan's Jiang'an District Fangcai Hospital, Vulcan Mountain Hospital ... Really realize the isolation of viruses, not high-quality medical diagnosis and treatment resources.