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This Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone Ultrasound

Postby bmh67wa » Sat Oct 28, 2017 12:03 pm

Story : https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609195/this-doctor-diagnosed-his-own-cancer-w





Every marketer wants the perfect story to tell. But if you’re in medicine, you don’t want it to be about yourself.

Earlier this year, vascular surgeon John Martin was testing a pocket-sized ultrasound device developed by Butterfly Network, a startup based in Guilford, Connecticut, that he’d just joined as chief medical officer.

He’d been having an uncomfortable feeling of thickness on his throat. So he oozed out some gel and ran the probe, which is the size and shape of an electric razor, along his neck.

On his smartphone, to which the device is connected, black-and gray images quickly appeared. Martin is not a cancer specialist. But he knew that the dark, three-centimeter mass he saw did not belong there. “I was enough of a doctor to know I was in trouble,” he says. It was squamous-cell cancer.







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Re: This Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone Ultr

Postby ejonesss » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:21 pm

next the iphone can allow chinese women to find out if they are going to have a baby and circumvent the law making it illegal to do an ultrasound imaging.
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Re: This Doctor Diagnosed His Own Cancer with an iPhone Ultr

Postby MrFredPFL » Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:21 pm

ejonesss wrote:next the iphone can allow chinese women to find out if they are going to have a baby and circumvent the law making it illegal to do an ultrasound imaging.


i think u have a mistaken idea of what the ultrasound laws in china are about. chinese women can already find out if they're pregnant, without breaking the law.

in any case, the iPhone doesn't have the capability to perform an ultrasound - it is simply a display monitor for the process. u could also plug this probe into a desktop computer, notebook, tablet, or smartphone made by someone other than apple, i'm quite sure.

what made this story possible was the portable ultrasound unit, not the phone.
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