GE Plans to Sell Phone-Size Ultrasound Device in 2010

Posted on October 21st, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

General Electric Co., the world’s biggest maker of medical imaging equipment, plans to sell an ultrasound device early next yearultrasound 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

 

Additional coverage:

Reuters

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