IPhone Ultrasound Helps Doctor Discover Cancer in Himself

In order to test the Butterfly IQis a portable device that makes it possible to perform ultrasound when connected to a iPhone, the vascular surgeon John Martin It turned out that the device worked well in an unhealthy way.

Martin had been feeling a peculiar discomfort in his throat, so he decided to test the small device connected to his iPhone at exactly the point where he was in pain, as he told the vehicle. MIT Technology Review.

() black and gray images appeared quickly. Martin is no cancer specialist. But he knew that the three-inch dark mass he saw was not meant to be there. "I'm medical enough to know that I was in trouble," he said. It was a squamous cell cancer.

Butterfly IQ, the one that helped him identify cancer, was the first solid-state ultrasound machine to hit the market in the United States. To perform ultrasound, the device sends sounds to the body and then captures the echoes.

Butterfly IQ iPhone Ultrasound

Because it is a device that can be used only with the help of an iPhone, where real-time images appear, the manufacturer Butterfly Network hopes the device can be used without even any medical training.

The company says it hopes to combine the device with artificial intelligence software that could help a novice operate the probe, collect the right images and interpret them. Next year, he believes, his software will allow users to automatically calculate how much blood the heart is pumping or detect problems such as arctic aneurysms.

Martin contributes to the company's hopes by stating that the device can even be taken to patients' homes and perhaps can help parents discover a fracture before it's too late if their children are injured.

Look at this as just an ultrasound device like look at an iPhone and say just a phone. If anyone can access a view of his or her body and can interpret it, it becomes much more than an ultrasound device.

In fact, Apple has always been trying to increasingly improve its health initiatives, especially with regard to heart rate monitoring, blood pressure, among other things. Therefore, I also gain from Ma that developers are thinking of various health solutions dedicated to their products.

The Butterfly iQ starts shipping in 2018 and costs “under $ 2,000”.

via 9to5Mac