Butterfly raises $250 million for portable full-body ultrasound scanner

september 27, 2018 by ulf.lesley0

iQ is the world’s first ultrasound-on-a-chip capable of whole-body imaging, Butterfly says. Traditional transducer crystals have to be tuned to generate ultrasonic waves for particular depths, but its silicon has no such constraints; adjustments to the CMUTs’ electrical field allow it to switch frequencies on the fly. “We can make them buzz at 1 megahertz if we want to go deep, or 5 megahertz if we want to go shallow,” Rothberg said, speaking to IEEE Spectrum……

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