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New dimension to medical imaging-Personal Ultrasound for bedside diagnosis


New dimension to medical imaging-Personal Ultrasound for bedside diagnosis

Its groundbreaking, amazing invention -Now you have a personal Ultrasound for bedside diagnosis that enables you fast and convenient scanning. It brings a new dimension to medical imaging because it’s as simple as texting: open an image, tag a colleague, and send a message. It is a step forward towards making Medical imaging accessible to everyone on the planet.

US company Butterfly Networks has produced an ultrasound scanner that plugs into an iPhone and can be bought by anyone for $2,000. A pocket-sized ultrasound provides a complete window into the human body. It is designed to last an entire shift or over 2 continuous hours of scanning. A built-in battery and wireless charging deliver ultimate convenience. It carries the technology right in itself, in the shape of a wand, requiring no separate attachments to larger machines for scanning different parts of the body.

Butterfly iQ is a handheld ultrasound machine connected to an iPhone that allows you to take your own ultrasound as your doctor analyzes the imagery in real time over a video chat. It has an anodized aluminium body built for durability, thermal efficiency, and to withstand the harshest of conditions. Butterfly’s app features 18 presets and familiar touch interactions for unprecedented ease-of-use.

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Although the technology is FDA approved, the mobile ultrasound machine is cleared for medical-professional use only. Additionally, the company behind the device, Butterfly Network, is improving the software to allow for a real-time analysis from anywhere with the doctor.

Its inventor, Jonathan Rothberg, claims it will have as much impact on healthcare as the stethoscope did 200 years ago.

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The company is also building an AI-based software to help guide an untrained person to take a proper ultrasound, so the file can be sent to a professional for analysis.

Key Features:

  • All-day scanning – Butterfly iQ is designed to last an entire shift or over 2 continuous hours of scanning. A built-in battery and wireless charging deliver ultimate convenience.
  • Sleek design, Solid construction – The iQ has an anodized aluminium body built for durability, thermal efficiency, and to withstand the harshest of conditions.
  • Ultrasound for everyone – Butterfly’s app features 18 presets and familiar touch interactions for unprecedented ease-of-use.
  • This isn’t just a cloud – This is a way to connect you to peers, providers, and patients.
  • No limits – Organize and search your studies on Butterfly Cloud. Access from mobile or web. All your data, any time, anywhere.
  • Collaborative ultrasound – Secure commenting brings a new dimension to medical imaging. It’s as simple as texting: open an image, tag a colleague, and send a message.
  • Share in seconds – HIPAA compliant studies can be sent to peers or patients right from your phone, across the hospital or across the globe.




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  1. PC&PNDT act can be a real cropper for its universal use in INDIA

  2. What is rate in rupees

  3. Good for Dr as well as patients.

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    Dr. Anil kumar Poddar January 18, 2019, 11:03 am

    In other words if i understand correctly, it can be used by any Doctor, irrespective of his/her speciality and on any and every part of body.

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