Fascinating article on repurposing existing game controller technology to add extreme value to a common medical device.
The story and video: - https://techxplore.com/news/2017-10-mic ... aging.htmlHow 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
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.
The story and video: -https://phys.org/news/2017-12-molecular ... sound.htmlMolecular 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