New mobile app helps give neonatologists the full picture

By: Lanna Crucefix for U of T News  Posted Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A first-of-its-kind mobile application developed by U of T professors is giving neonatologists quick and reliable guidance when undertaking cardiac assessments on newborns.  And it’s available free from iTunes. Developed by Dr. Patrick McNamara of the departments of Paediatrics and Physiology and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and Dr. Afif El-Khuffash of the department of Paediatrics and Mount Sinai Hospital, the application serves as portable reference guide.

It’s designed for staff and trainee neonatologists who are performing Targeted Neonatal Echocardiography (TnECHO) ultrasounds on the hearts of newborns – tests that aid in clinical diagnosis.  (read more)