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WinSenga: A mobile ear for pregnancy problems

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“We couldn’t hear anything,” says Aaron Tushabe, recounting a trip with two friends to the maternity ward of the main hospital in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. The student had been handed an ear-trumpet-like device called a Pinard horn, used to listen for the vital signs of a baby in a mother’s abdomen. Despite straining to hear against the murmur of the ward, Tushabe couldn’t hear any signs.

Luckily, the problem was not with the baby, but the combination of what he ...

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Axess Ultrasound Announces 2013 Training Courses for Imaging, Ultrasound

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British engineers make $65 ultrasound

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British engineers say they’ve developed a low-powered ultrasound that plugs into a laptop’s USB port and can be made for only $50 or $65.

The device could be useful for pregnant women in poor countries where clinics in rural areas might lack ultrasound systems, which typically cost thousands of dollars, according to the researchers from Newcastle University.

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FDA approves ultrasound for cancer screening in women with dense breasts

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The Food and Drug Administration for the first time approved an automated ultrasound device as an adjunct to mammography screening for women with dense breasts.

The decision, announced Tuesday, follows an April FDA advisory panel meeting which unanimously recommended approval for the device, called the somo-v Automated Breast Ultrasound System. The company that makes the device, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based U-Systems, also received an “approvable” letter from the agency in May, indicating likely approval once the company’s manufacturing plants passed an audit. ...

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Bill Horn pulls questionable grant to religious group

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Vista’s Pregnancy Resource Center says it needs $120,000 to replace its aging mobile clinic, shown here.

– Photo from the Pregnancy Resource Center’s fundraising website

In June, the Pregnancy Resource Center of Vista (PRC) put a ...

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Girl child campaigners oppose low-cost, portable ultrasound machine

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Girl child campaigners oppose low-cost, portable ultrasound machine

British scientists have developed a very portable and cheap ultrasound machine that can be plugged into any computer. While the developers are happy that the machine would perk up prenatal care, girl child campaigners have raised concerns that the new technology could ...

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Seeing is Believing

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First-year medical students at Mount Sinai School of Medicine will be the first in New York to utilize to a digital-age ultrasound device that can visualize inside the body, and fit directly into the pockets of their brand new white coats.

The visualization tool, made by GE Healthcare, is a handheld ultrasound device called Vscan, and is roughly the footprint of a smartphone. The Vscan houses innovative technology that can provide an immediate, non-invasive method to secure visual information ...

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Low-cost device could bring ultrasound to developing world

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British researchers have developed a portable ultrasound scanner that can be manufactured for around $65, which could bring affordable imaging to women and babies in the developing world.

The hand-held device, roughly the size of a computer mouse, can be plugged into a USB for imaging at power up to 100 times lower than conventional hospital ultrasounds, according to an announcement from Newcastle University. Hospital scanners typically cost anywhere from $32,000 to $160,000. To keep the cost at a ...

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Cheap ultrasound device could save lives

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Engineers in Britain have developed an ultrasound scanner that costs under $65 Cdn to make and could improve prenatal care in parts of the developing world where this technology is out of reach.

The device, if it gets commercial backing, would enter a market where hospital-based ultrasound scanners cost anything between $31,5000 to $154,000 and low-cost, portable devices sell for around $7,000 each.

“You could be looking at something certainly less than ($300) to buy,” said Jeff Neasham, the sonar technology specialist ...

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Engineers develop ultra-cheap ultrasound

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Engineers in Britain have developed an ultrasound scanner that costs under 40 pounds to make and could improve prenatal care in parts of the developing world where this technology is out of reach.

The device, if it gets commercial backing, would enter a market where hospital-based ultrasound scanners cost anything between 20,000 pounds and 100,000 pounds ($32,100 to $160,600) and low-cost, portable devices sell for around 4,500 pounds each.

“You could be looking at something certainly less than 200 pounds (to buy),” ...

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