Siemens P50 – a MacBook Pro ultrasound machine

Siemens P50 – a MacBook Pro ultrasound machine

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If you’re a typical MacBook Pro user you are probably pretty smug about all the things you can do with your machine, but I am pretty sure that you have never used it for something like this. Siemens has modified the MacBook Pro to become a powerful, portable ultrasound machine. The P50 will allow doctors and other medical professionals the ability to travel wherever they need to go without sacrificing the equipment they need.

Though most people will think of growing fetuses when they hear ultrasound, this machine is instead designed for vascular and cardiology applications. It comes with a range of cardiology applications including an integrated stress echo function. Since portability was the obvious goal, Siemens worked hard to simplify the ultrasound process, and to shorten the time it takes.

That’s a pretty impressive use for a Mac computer, but don’t expect it to show up in Apple commercials any time soon – Siemens chose to use Windows as the operating system for the P50.

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