By Erik L. Ridley, AuntMinnie staff writer
November 5, 2012

Monday, November 26 | 5:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m. | LL-INS-MO2C | Lakeside Learning Center
In this poster presentation, researchers will describe the potential for head-mounted computers to enhance communication between radiologists and emergency medicine physicians.

Mobile computing technology such as cellphones and tablets have incredible processing power and capabilities that have grown tremendously in the past decade, said presenter Dr. Avez Rizvi of Staten Island University Hospital. In addition, mobile devices are getting smaller and lighter, which has led to the concept of wearable technology such as Kopin's Golden-i and Google Glasses.

"Medicine has to take an active part in embracing technology trends and ask the question of how these trends can potentially benefit patient care through innovative uses," he said.

Rizvi and colleagues studied the use of head-mounted computers to facilitate communication between radiologists and emergency medicine physicians at North Shore-LIJ/Staten Island University and the University of Louisville. Their results will be presented at the meeting.

"I want people to take away the concept of shattering the status quo, dreaming big, and thinking outside the box," Rizvi said.