[–] Moodog 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Biomed checking in here. Ultrasound crystals aren't costly to manufacture. The software and hardware to interpret the image are. That part won't change.

The takeaway here is that they can make them flexible. That will allow faster, more accurate images, not dependent on user technique.

[–] prairie 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Next let's get an affordable $50 FLIR camera.

[–] wesmoc 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

With these breakthroughs we never seem to see the realization of the cost savings to the end user /customer/patient..

Very, very cool tech though.

[–] FSA-got-aleppo 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

No note on its resolution though

[–] Wowbagger 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, they did says this. "Sonograms produced by the UBC device were as sharp as or even more detailed than traditional sonograms produced by piezoelectric transducers, said co-author Edmond Cretu, professor of electrical and computer engineering."

[–] Moodog 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

"Sonograms produced by the UBC device were as sharp as or even more detailed than traditional sonograms produced by piezoelectric transducers, said co-author Edmond Cretu, professor of electrical and computer engineering."

From the article.

[–] avgwhtguy1 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Ultrasound should be used for identifying medical problems when other methods can't. Ultrasounding pics of your healthy baby so you have something to facebook can disrupt healthy fetal development