American vascular surgeon John Martin discovered cancer cells on his neck while testing a mobile ultrasound device that connects to the phone and looks like an electric razor.
The “Butterfly IQ” device works by positioning it on the body area you want to examine, while black and white ultrasound image appears on your phone. The device can be used both in hospitals and at home.
The maker of this device points out that it is hoped that it will be possible to insert artificial intelligence into the software so anyone, even without any knowledge and experience in medicine, will be able to use it.
Dr. Martin plans to undergo surgery and adequate treatment. The device will start selling in 2018 and cost will be around $ 2,000.