Telerobotic Sonography: An Option for the Future?

This presentation will focus on the the experience of healthcare workers in Saskatchewan using a novel telerobotic sonography technology. The comparison to standard sonography and the technical and logistic issues of deploying robotic ultrasonography in Saskatchewan will be discussed. In addition, the Saskatchewan Virtual Health Hub that includes virtual medical care and diagnostic technology will be highlighted.


Presenter Dr. Ivar Mendez has focused on, and significantly advanced, the use of remote-presence robots for medical care in neurosurgery and primary healthcare. In 2002, Dr. Mendez and his team performed the first long distance telementoring neurosurgery in the world. In 2010, his team established the first remote presence robotic program in the Canadian North to provide access to primary and specialized medical care to underserviced First Nations communities. Since 2013, he has been working with First Nation communities in Saskatchewan using advanced robotic technology for healthcare delivery.

In 2019, Dr. Mendez’s team deployed a novel telerobotic ultrasonography system four rural Saskatchewan communities. This technology was crucial in providing prenatal sonography to Indigenous communities during the COVID pandemic. 

Telerobotic Sonography: An Option for the Future? | June 28, 2023

Total: 1.0 CE hour, 1.0 ASRT Category A credit


Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:05 pm

Telerobotic Sonography: An Option for the Future? with Dr. Ivar Mendez
1.0 CE hours

 1:00 pm

Closing Remarks


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6/28/2023 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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