A year ago, the FDA okayed the first mobile medical imaging app for use in diagnostics. Cleveland-based MIM Software had tried for 2 1/2 years to persuade the agency that its Mobile MIM application was up to the task.
But the reaction by radiologists has been mixed and even contradictory. Some thought the images available via a tablet wouldn’t be sharp enough to rely on for accurate diagnoses – they’d rely instead on their workstations. Others thought the personal device images might, in some situations, be better than their workstations.