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Hi,

Fascinating article on repurposing existing game controller technology to add extreme value to a common medical device.

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How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices

Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts—for the cost of a $10 microchip.

October 31, 2017


The story and video: - https://techxplore.com/news/2017-10-microchip-d-ultrasound-machines-imaging.html


EDIT: 10 Dec 2017

Ultrasound imaging may now be capable of detecting cancer and tumours with a new optoacoustic effect.

Combined with the 3D handheld ultrasound scanner described above, it may now be feasible to detect cancers with a low cost portable device.

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Molecular beacon signals low oxygen with ultrasound

Areas of hypoxia, or low oxygen in tissue, are hallmarks of fast-growing cancers and of blockages or narrowing in blood vessels, such as stroke or peripheral artery disease. University of Illinois researchers have developed a way to find hypoxic spots noninvasively in real time.

The researchers developed an oxygen-sensitive molecular beacon that emits ultrasound signals in response to light, a process called photoacoustic imaging - a less invasive, higher resolution and less costly method than the current clinical standard, which uses radioactive molecules and positron emission tomography scans.

December 8, 2017


The story and video: -https://phys.org/news/2017-12-molecular-beacon-oxygen-ultrasound.html



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Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:39 pm
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