General Electric Co., the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging equipment, plans to sell an ultrasound device early next year that’s about the size of a mobile phone.
“This could be the stethoscope of the 21st century,” Chief Executive Officer Jeffrey Immelt told an audience while demonstrating the device today at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco. …
The system, being developed with the Mayo Clinic and Salt Lake City’s Intermountain Healthcare, will be tested at Intermountain and made available next year.
Bloomberg by Rachel Layne, 10/20/09