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How a $10 microchip turns 2-D ultrasound machines to 3-D imaging devices

November 01, 2017

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.

The research is supported by Stanford's branch of the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, which funds collaborative translational research projects at several universities, including Duke. A recent grant from the Emergency Medicine Foundation and General Electric will fund clinical trials for the device's use to locate and identify bleeding and hemorrhages in patients with traumatic shock.

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