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New Smartphone App + Selfie Stick Allows Patients to Take Own X-Rays at Home

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CUPERTINO, CA – The telemedicine boom is poised to become an explosion, as a new app allows smartphone users to take their own x-rays with the aid of a “selfie stick.”  The images can then be sent to a virtual physician for viewing and interpretation, who can subsequently prescribe the desired narcotic, antibiotic, or both, depending on the patient’s wishes.

The app, called “iNside Pics,” retails for $200 and converts the smartphone to a miniature and portable X-ray machine.  Each photo exposes the user to approximately 50 millirems of radiation, and after the proper image is obtained, it is converted into a high-resolution file which can be sent as a digital attachment.

The app allows the patient to include clinical correlation, as long as the phrase includes a hashtag and is less than 50 characters.  Some sample clinical correlation phrases patients have used so far include: #singletrack, #blackdiamond, #collarbone, #yolo, #bronchitissucks, #holdmybeer, #watchthis, #powderdayfail, and #toomuchfever.

On average, it took patients sixteen tries to get a typical 3-view ankle series using the new app, which equates to nearly the same radiation as an abdominal CT.  Reportedly, a specialized helical-spinning selfie stick to convert smartphones into handheld CT scanners is in the works.

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    After 10 years spent fighting the unwinnable war that is Emergency Medicine in America, an "ER doctor" left medicine altogether and joined a Buddhist temple in Tibet, changing his name to "Jake Ho." He found the peaceful solitude he achieved to be the antithesis of years spent dealing with unreasonable requests and reprimands from patients, families, hospital administrators, and consultants. The vows of celibacy and silence he took are largely mitigated by the blogging and internet porn made possible thanks to the temple's excellent Wi-Fi connection.

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    Christy Marie Menor

    Scott Menor lol

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    Margi Culp

    do you know how many ppl will think this is real???

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    Dru Cek

    Michael Flamoe we’re going to be out of a job.

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    Amy Berry

    Matt selfie stick! :)

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    Amy Berry

    Matt selfie stick! :)

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    Becky Solomon

    Hahaha!

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    Nick Kurtyak

    Becky Solomon

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    Anne-Marie Truman

    I don’t even want to know about the selfie stick for that one thanks………..

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    Jodi Faulkner

    I wish!

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    Jennifer Young Molina

    Ew

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    Gomerblog

    Tele GYNs are working on it https://gomerblog.com/2014/11/pelvic-exams/

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    Jennifer Lee

    Geneva Randall Ballard Luke Justin Ballard A spinning helical selfie stick will help patients take their own smartphone CT’s lol!

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    Keith Pochick

    “Man impaled on ‘selfie-stick’ unable to get good pics for Instagram”

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    Bill Clark

    Instamammogram or INSTAMAM for short.

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    Bill Clark

    Instamammogram or INSTAMAM for short.

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    Bill Clark

    hahahahahahhahahahahahhahaha!

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    Bill Clark

    hahahahahahhahahahahahhahaha!

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    Bea Slavin

    What!!!!!!!

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    Bea Slavin

    What!!!!!!!

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    Melissa Thiele

    Wonder if it will include tips for positioning…. We want all the views!

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    Melissa Thiele

    Wonder if it will include tips for positioning…. We want all the views!

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    SonyaandSam Crites

    The “ultrasound app” could eliminate those pesky bedside scans for everything from prenatal visits to cardiac activity during codes…

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    SonyaandSam Crites

    The “ultrasound app” could eliminate those pesky bedside scans for everything from prenatal visits to cardiac activity during codes…

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    Jennifer Young Molina

    What’s next..i-pap?

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    Jennifer Young Molina

    What’s next..i-pap?

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    Jacqui ‘Duehning’ Labott

    I wish!!

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    Jacqui ‘Duehning’ Labott

    I wish!!

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    Yvette Canaba

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Awesome.

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    Jennifer Wooten

    Jodi Faulkner

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    Terry N Teresa Rolan

    And then upload it to Dr Oz for the right essential oil to heal the fracture!

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    David Ross

    Can’t wait for the “endoscopy stick” for your smartphone.

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    John Metz

    Then go to labcorp and order your own labs.

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    Susan Drewniak

    Oh that’s so good!

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