iPhone-based "ultrasound on a chip" receives FDA clearance: Page 2 of 2

November 02, 2017 //By Rich Pell
Medical device and bioscience startup Butterfly Network (Guilford, CT) has announced that its ultrasound-on-a-chip imaging system for the iPhone has received FDA clearance.

"Just as putting a camera on a semiconductor chip made photography accessible to anyone with a smart phone and putting a computer on a chip enabled the revolution in personal computing before that, Butterfly's Ultrasound-on-a-Chip technology enables a low-cost window into the human body, making high-quality diagnostic imaging accessible to anyone," says Dr. Jonathan Rothberg, founder and chairman of Butterfly Network. "Two thirds of the world's population has no access to medical imaging; that's not ok, and today our team is doing something about it. And they are just getting started."

Butterfly IQ is FDA 510(k) cleared for diagnostic imaging across clinical applications spanning the whole body. These include abdominal, cardiac adult, cardiac pediatric, fetal/obstetric, gynecological, musculo-skeletal (conventional), musculo-skeletal (superficial), pediatric, peripheral vessel, procedural guidance, small organ, and urology.

The company has developed deep learning-based artificial intelligence applications that are tightly coupled to the hardware and designed to assist clinicians with image acquisition and interpretation. A software add-on to the Butterfly iQ system is planned for release in 2018 that will offer assistance and interpretation functionality.

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