Ultrasound Imaging with a Smartphone

Clipped from: Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone

Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone
Imaging device fits in the palm of a hand

William D. Richard (left) takes an ultrasound probe of colleague David Zar's carotid artery with a low-power imaging device he designed.
Computer engineers at Washington University in St. Louis are bringing the minimalist approach to medical care and computing by coupling USB-based ultrasound probe technology with a smartphone, enabling a compact, mobile computational platform and a medical imaging device that fits in the palm of a hand.

The image of Zar's carotid artery appears on this small, portable smartphone connected to the probe by a USB driver.
"You can carry around a probe and cell phone and image on the fly now," said Richard. "Imagine having these smartphones in ambulances and emergency rooms. On a larger scale, this kind of cell phone is a complete computer that runs Windows. It could become the essential computer of the Developing World, where trained medical personnel are scarce, but most of the population, as much as 90 percent, have access to a cell phone tower."

The electronics for the ultraprobe have shrunk over 25 years from cabinet-sized to a tiny circuit board one inch by three inches (left). WUSTL's William D. Richard and Dave Zar have wedded a small, portable ultra sound imaging device with a smartphone (right).

Clipped from: YouTube - CellPhoneUltrasound Demo

CellPhoneUltrasound Demo

Clipped from: Cell Phone SDK - Ultrasound

Cell Phone SDK

The World's First Ultrasound Machine Based on a Cell Phone

Working under a Microsoft Research grant, Cell Phone as a Platform for Healthcare, we modified commercially available USB ultrasound probes to work with a smart phone and developed the SDK presented, here.

  1. Ultrasound imaging now possible with a smartphone
  2. YouTube - CellPhoneUltrasound Demo
  3. Cell Phone SDK - Ultrasound
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