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Wyle Aided System Gets Named to Space Technology Hall of Fame
Date:5/20/2013

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A medical diagnostic technology that experts at Wyle helped perfect for use both in space and on Earth was inducted recently in the Space Technology Hall of Fame.

The technology assures high quality, secure handling and transmission of diagnostic imagery generated by compact and low-power ultrasound units, like those used in hospitals and medical offices.  Real time remotely guided ultrasound is already the diagnostic imaging solution of choice for human space missions. Tests have shown that the system can be used to quickly diagnose many medical situations in space.

"Future space missions will use this approach for astronaut care as well as for research," said Genie Bopp , a vice president at Wyle's Science, Technology and Engineering Group based in Houston, Texas. "It also holds great promise for a large segment of the world's population that has no access to specialized imaging expertise. Those who embrace this system will likely see better medical outcomes and also save resources along the way."

In 2000, NASA approached a team including Dr. Scott Dulchavsky , chair of the Department of Surgery of Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, and Wyle's doctors Ashot Sargsyan and Douglas Hamilton to develop medical ultrasound remote diagnostic techniques for use by non-expert astronauts aboard the International Space Station. The goal was to create the basis for an operational telemedicine capability for future advanced space missions.

Dulchavsky was named the principal investigator for NASA's Advanced Diagnostic Ultrasound in Microgravity experiment with Wyle experts as co-investigators on the team. Using novel training tools, the Dulchavsky/Wyle team prepared non-expert astronauts in remotely
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