Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ultrasound On A Chip?

WHAT?  and how do you propose to have the images interpreted?  What Idiot would fund something like this?  Most people in medical imaging would call radiologists  very professional in looking into the human body.  They get paid to interpret images. Most of them know what they are doing.  Not all.  (giggles).  Go to any medical imaging website and know that medical imaging is a profession.
Here I will give you a partial list:  ASRT, AIUM,SDMS ARDMS just copy and paste in your browser.  People who support this person are just stupid, or have more money than I do. 

Here is a snip.  Thanks Technology Review

A scanner the size of an iPhone that you could hold up to a person’s chest and see a vivid, moving, 3-D image of what’s inside is being developed by entrepreneur Jonathan Rothberg.
Rothberg says he has raised $100 million to create a medical imaging device that’s nearly “as cheap as a stethoscope” and will “make doctors 100 times as effective.” The technology, which according to patent documents relies on a new kind of ultrasound chip, could eventually lead to new ways to destroy cancer cells with heat, or deliver information to brain cells.
Rothberg has a knack for marrying semiconductor technology to problems in biology. He started and sold two DNA-sequencing companies, 454 and Ion Torrent Systems (see “The $2 Million Genome” and “A Semiconductor DNA Sequencer”), for more than $500 million. The profits have allowed Rothberg, who showed up for an interview wearing worn chinos and a tattered sailor’s belt, to ply the ocean on a 130-foot yacht named Gene Machine and to indulge high-concept hobbies like sequencing the DNA of mathematical geniuses.

Gosh with geeks like these, we may not have use of a toilet in the future.

Gizz, with Blessings.
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