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9 Medical Technologies Poised to Explode in 2016: Handheld Ultrasound

Handheld UltrasoundPhilips's app-based Lumify ultrasound system pairs with a smartphone or tablet.In 2016, Frost & Sullivan transformational health principal analyst Nadim Daher says a number of imaging modalities will sta

Handheld Ultrasound
Philips's app-based Lumify ultrasound system pairs with a smartphone or tablet.

In 2016, Frost & Sullivan transformational health principal analyst Nadim Daher says a number of imaging modalities will start to come into their own.

“In ultrasound, there has been a consistent drive toward miniaturization, and I think it’s a [sector] that’s about to take an even bigger step toward miniaturization,” he says.

Five years ago, ultrasound shrunk to the size of a laptop; now, we’re seeing pocket-size ultrasound that could one day replace the stethoscope. Case in point: Philips’s app-based Lumify ultrasound that pairs with a smartphone or tablet. 

          
Learn more about emerging medical technologies at the MD&M West conference and expo February 9-11, 2016, in Anaheim, CA.
[image courtesy of PHILIPS]
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