Ultrasound Diagnostic Device Improves Medical Care In Rural Area

Ultrasound Diagnostic Device Improves Medical Care In Rural Area

MU, a medical-device manufacturer, and STMicroelectronics (ST) announce that MU’s US-304 portable ultrasound imager is powered by ST’s STHV800 pulser. The US-304 is poised to increase the quality of point-of-care medical diagnostics in remote rural areas of Africa. The MU US-304 is a convex-type ultrasonic imager (3.5 MHz) capable of performing abdominal diagnosis up to 15cm under the skin. It can be carried anywhere and simply connected via USB to a laptop or tablet. The MU device integrates ST’s high-voltage, high-speed ultrasonic-pulser IC (integrated circuit) with an 8-channel transducer driver circuit manufactured in ST’s proprietary 200V SOI-BCD semiconductor process. This process enables the integration of high-voltage CMOS technology, precise analog circuitry, and robust power stages on the same chip. Deemed to be the industry’s most highly integrated ultrasonic pulser, ST’s STHV800 also offers low noise and tiny size to help produce accurate diagnostic images at a much lower cost and power consumption compared with stationary ultrasound equipment. Further information can be found at http://llcmu.jp  

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