ultrasound

By Dave Muoio November 26, 2018
Samsung Electronics’ medical device division showed off a selection of new artificial intelligence-based imaging tools yesterday at the Radiological Society of North America’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Chicago. The software are designed to be implemented within diagnostic imaging devices that are already on the market, according to a release from the company. Among these software applications was S-...
By Jonah Comstock September 27, 2018
What happened Butterfly Health Network has raised $250 million in new funds and will soon begin shipping its sub-$2,000, handheld, tablet-connected full-body ultrasound device, Butterfly IQ. Fidelity led the investment, with additional participation from Fosun Pharma, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Jamie Dinan, along with existing investors. The round brings the company’s total funding...
By Jonah Comstock October 31, 2017
New York City and Guilford, Connecticut-based Butterfly IQ has received FDA clearance for an iPhone-connected portable ultrasound scanner that uses an easy-to-manufacture semiconductor chip rather than the piezoelectric crystals used by traditional ultrasounds. Because of the semiconductor chip, the device will be offered at a much lower price point than existing ultrasounds, including existing...
By Heather Mack December 15, 2016
Vancouver, BC-based Clarius Mobile Health has received FDA 510 (k) clearance for its app-based, wireless, handheld ultrasound scanners. The devices, which are designed for clinicians to quickly conduct scans and guide short procedures at the bedside, are compatible with the latest smartphones and tables both for iOS and Android and are now available for medical professionals on Clarius’s website...
By Jonah Comstock October 18, 2016
Phillips received FDA clearance for an additional transducer for its Lumify ultrasound system, a small portable ultrasound that can connect to mobile devices as well as traditional PACS. The newly cleared S4-1 transducer adds cardiac capabilities to the platform and allows physicians to conduct the focused assessment with sonography for trauma, or FAST exam, with the device. Lumify receved its...
By Aditi Pai June 10, 2013
Redmond, Washington-based Mobisante, a smartphone-enabled medical device company, raised $4.2 million from WRF Capital, W Fund and members of the Alliance of Angels according to a statement from the company and an SEC filing. As part of the investment Mobisante added Managing Director at WRF Capital Loretta Little to its board. The company also hired Marcus Y. Smith as its new chief financial...
By Brian Dolan November 17, 2009
Medgadget got the inside word from GE on its newly unveiled Vscan device, which is a wireless ultrasound device that is about the size of a mobile phone. GE also recently announced that clinical trials are currently underway in hospitals in Spain and Italy. Medgadget acquired a list of some of the specifications about the device: Vscan will cost less than $10,000; it will have about one hour of...
By Brian Dolan April 21, 2009
A couple of computer engineers at Washington University have developed a medical imaging device by combining a USB-based ultrasound probe with a Windows Mobile smartphone. Microsoft awarded William D. Richard, Ph.D., WUSTL associate professor of computer science and engineering, and David Zar, research associate in computer science and engineering, a $100,000 grant in 2008 to bring the concept to...