New ultrasound chip could be a leap forward in cheap medical imaging

Rothberg won’t say exactly how Butterfly’s device will work, or what it will look like. “The details will come out when we are on stage selling it. That’s in the next 18 months,” he says. But Rothberg guarantees it will be small, cost a few hundred dollars, connect to a phone, and be able to do things like diagnose breast cancer or visualize a fetus.

Butterfly’s patent applications describe its aim as building compact, versatile new ultrasound scanners that can create 3D images in real time. Hold it up to a person’s chest, and you would look through “what appears to be a window” into the body, according to the documents.

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