By carmen3521
2 years ago

How did a surgeon find out he has cancer with his cell phone?

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John Martin, an American specialist in vascular surgery, has detected cancer cells in his own neck using an ultrasonic device called Butterfly IQ and an iPhone.

The surgeon tested the medical device after being persuaded by its creators to use it to see if it is useful in ultrasound scanning of the human body.

After he applied his ultrasound gel and put the device connected to the Iphone on his neck, Martin found a three centimeter mass, indicating a squamous cell cancer. Fortunately, the disease was detected early, and after undergoing five-and-a-half-hour surgery, John Martin will undergo radiological treatment.
Butterfly IQ works by sending sounds to the body and capturing echoes. Usually, the sound waves are generated by vibrating crystals, but Butterfly IQ uses 9,000 micro-dots engraved on a semiconductor chip. It can even be used by people without medical training.

The device looks like an electric shaving machine and connects to your mobile phone, which is currently only compatible with the iPhone. It should be placed on the body area to be examined, and a black-and-white ultrasound image will appear on the phone.

"I have enough experience to realize that there is something wrong as soon as I saw black and gray images on the phone screen," said the doctor, who before the test felt a "uncomfortable feeling of thickness in the neck."

The device will be available on the market starting in 2018 and costs around $ 2,000.
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