Signostics' Signos Personal Ultrasound is the latest in medical testing. Signos weighs about half a pound and is about the size of a PDA.
The small size of this ultrasound system will allow smaller clinics to do a wider range of testing for their patients. Signos also comes with microSD memory that can hold up to 20,000 images.
Signos has already been FDA approved in the U.S.
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