Since 2009, the paediatric cardiology unit at Nus supports Sunderby and Gällivare Hospitals with emergency assessments of cardiac ultrasound in children and newborns. The child is cared for by a local paediatrician where the ultrasound investigation is performed. The cardiologist at Nus views the ultrasound images in real time via their computer and, if needed, guides the ultrasound operator during the investigation and assists in the assessment. The video output of the ultrasound system is connected to a streaming server and the cardiologist at Nus accesses the images through a secure website via an ordinary computer. The service is provided 2-3 times per month, on average.
This text has been originally released in the following report: Telemedicine Survey in the County Council of Västerbotten -An analysis of the present situation, conditions and areas of improvement.