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Maryland surgeon diagnoses his own cancer with iPhone ultrasound

15:06 EDT 30 Oct 2017 | TriMed Media Group

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For Maryland vascular surgeon John Martin, MD, the question for him was not what an iPhone couldn’t do for him—but what it did do that ultimately may end up saving his life.   

Earlier this year, Martin diagnosed his own cancer using the pocket-sized ultrasound device Butterfly IQ, developed by the Guilford, Connecticut based startup company the Butterfly Network, according to a recent article by MIT Technology Review.   

Martin had been feeling uncomfortable thickness in his throat for an extended period of time when he decided to use the pocket-sized device to take an ultrasound of his throat. What he ended up finding was a mass more than an inch long.  

“I was enough of a doctor to know I was in trouble,” Martin told MIT Technology Review. 

Learn more about Martin's story here.  

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