I have covered a bit about the Mobisante device back in 2009 to include some imagevideos so you can see how it works.  This is not a large expensive device and the size resembles a unit made by Signostics for an example with a device that resembles a phone in size, but is not a cell phone.   The advantage here of course is having a connected phone to send images as well without having to dock with a computer. 

Windows Mobile Smart Phones on the Horizon for Imaging imageKidneys, Liver, Bladder, Eyes, Prostate and Uterine Screenings

The only problem here is a little update needed to work on more current day devices as right now it works on a Toshiba Windows Mobile phone and not the new current operating system. 

The Cell Phone Ultra-Sound – Video about How and Where It Works

The price though compared to around $30k for some of the other devices is right on when one is looking at $7000 to $8000, a big difference.  Rural areas of the US are the first areas where they intend to begin marketing the product.  The product is using “off the shelf” software and simple enough to where non experts can use it to send images. 

Redmond, WA-based Mobisante said today it has won FDA clearance to start selling its MobiUS system to healthcare professionals in the U.S. The startup, which began R&D work in 2007, will now race over the next several months to establish manufacturing protocols so it can deliver its new ultrasound imaging system in a way that will pass future imageFDA audits, says CEO Sailesh Chutani.
The Mobisante ultrasound system will cost between $7,000 to $8,000 for the whole package—a Toshiba TG01 Windows Mobile smartphone, with ultrasound probe, and Mobisante’s proprietary software, Chutani says. The company hopes to cut that price in half over time, and is experimenting with leasing models to bring cost down even further, Chutani says. If that can be done, then Mobisante can start to dream much bigger about getting ultrasound into the hands of healthcare workers in remote imagevillages around the world, doing basic scans for internal bleeding, fetal health, and other common tasks. Such scans can only be done today on ultrasound systems that cost at least $20,000, and often more than $100,000—putting them far out of reach of the average front-line healthcare professional, even in the U.S.
Mobisante Wins FDA Approval for “Ultrasound on a Smartphone” Technology | Xconomy

1 comments :

  1. Dear Medical Quack,
    I would like to correct some misleading statements you have made in your article. I am the Global Sales Manager for Signostics and your price inference is quite simply incorrect. Our current price for our complete package with dual transducers is well below the $5,000 US dollar mark and the scans you are discussing can certainly be performed by our device which has full FDA, CE and TGA regulatory approval and is available world wide. Thank you, Manager - Global Sales & Distribution, Signostics Ltd.

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