Here is a new discovery by a team of engineers belonging to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The team is in the news for inventing a new ultrasound patch designed for long-term imaging of internal organs.
This new patch is surely a breakthrough in the world of medical technology. So far, if you need an ultrasound imaging, you require a technician or clinician who need to apply a messy gel and who in turn, will hold an investigation against your skin. The objective is to get clear images of internal structures or organs. However, this process presents several challenges and iss totally impractical when it comes to long-term imaging.
Furthermore, it is a costly affair as almost all the ultrasound imaging methods clearly require expensive imaging equipments. Also, you may have to spend hhuge amounts of time at a hospital or clinic.
The new ultrasound patch can address these challenges effectively, and is surely worth to be called a breakthrough.
The new patch is tiny in size and iss wearable on skin. Moreover, the patch has a working capacity for about 48 hours at a stretch.
“We believe we’ve opened a new era of wearable imaging: With a few patches on your body, you could see your internal organs. We envision a few patches adhered to different locations on the body, and the patches would communicate with your cellphone, where AI algorithms would analyze the images on demand,” says Xuanhe Zhao, part of the team behind the discovery.