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Health Canada Approves the Clarius Dual-Array Wireless Scanner for Whole-Body Ultrasound and Clarius Bladder AI for Automatic Bladder Measurements

The new Clarius PAL HD3 ultrasound scanner paired with Bladder AI gives hospital physicians and nurses the ultimate multi-function tool to quickly diagnose and guide treatment at the bedside

Vancouver, BC, March 18, 2024 – Clarius Mobile Health, a global leader in wireless ultrasound solutions, has received Health Canada approval for its groundbreaking Clarius PAL HD3 wireless handheld whole-body ultrasound scanner. Clarius PAL HD3 uniquely offers high-definition imaging of superficial and deep anatomy in a single dual-array scanner that operates with an app on iPhone and Android smart devices.

Health Canada also approved the new Clarius Bladder AI, a non-invasive tool that automatically measures bladder volume in seconds. It’s available now in Canada with the Clarius PAL HD3, Clarius PA HD3 and the Clarius C3 HD3 wireless handheld ultrasound scanners.

“The best thing about the Clarius PAL is it does everything I need on a shift and it’s even better when paired with the Bladder AI because it removes the tedious steps of calculating bladder volume in my patients with urinary retention,” says Dr. Oron Frenkel, an emergency physician who practices in a Vancouver hospital and rural clinics. “I don’t ever have to reach for the ultrasound cart or a specialized bladder scanner to augment my practice. There is really no situation that I can imagine where the scanner wouldn’t be able to deliver what I need; it makes my workflow seamless.” 

The Clarius PAL HD3 dual-array scanner wireless scanner is designed for emergency medicine and critical care. When every minute counts, it offers clinicians high-definition imaging for a variety of applications including rapid cardiac evaluations, shallow and deep lung imaging, vascular access, DVT exams, and urinary tract assessments without the need to swap devices. By activating Auto Preset™ AI during an exam, clinicians can rely on the Clarius app to automatically adjust settings to optimize imaging as they scan the abdomen, heart, lungs, bladder.

Clarius Bladder AI accurately measures bladder volume and provides real-time feedback to clinicians. The latest addition to the Clarius AI portfolio, it is particularly useful for monitoring urinary retention and assessing bladder emptying in patients with neurogenic bladder or urinary tract obstruction. Clarius Bladder AI is included among other advanced software features that are available with the Advanced Primary / Critical Care Package, included with Clarius Membership. Current Clarius members with eligible scanners will be able to use the new application on their Clarius scanners today.

“With Clarius PAL, we set out to design an ultra-portable imaging device that clinicians can easily bring with them to see clearly into most parts of the body when scanning patients at the bedside,” says Kris Dickie, Chief Technology Officer at Clarius. “We’re excited to bring this new class of affordable and easy- to-use ultrasound scanner to Canada to support whole-body exams and broad clinical applications for physicians in urban and rural hospitals and clinics. Our goal is to continue to add features like Bladder AI to make our ultrasound scanners even more versatile with simple software updates.”

Clarius offers 11 specialty scanners, which are proven to deliver exceptional image quality by leveraging the same processing technology used by higher-end traditional systems, for a fraction of the cost. Unlike many handheld systems, Clarius provides clear and detailed imaging to guide safe procedures and support precise and rapid patient assessments. Clarius scanners are as compact as an iPhone, ensuring easy mobility from patient to patient instead of transporting bulky systems between rooms.  

Watch this video to learn why Dr. Oron Frenkel believes the Clarius PAL HD3 enables better clinical outcomes. See how Bladder AI operates in this 2-minute video.

About Clarius Mobile Health 
Clarius is on a mission to make accurate, easy-to-use, and affordable ultrasound tools available to all medical professionals in every specialty. With decades of experience in medical imaging, the team knows that great ultrasound imaging improves confidence and patient care. Clarius handheld wireless ultrasound scanners connect to iOS and Android devices, delivering high-resolution ultrasound images traditionally only available with bulkier, high-end systems at a fraction of the cost. Over four million high-definition scans have been performed using Clarius AI-Powered wireless handheld scanners. Clarius scanners are available in over 90 countries worldwide. Learn more at

Clarius Media Contact: 
Marie-Claire Charlton
Director of Marketing
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Phone: +1 (778) 800-9975 ext. 148 


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