This Stamp-Sized Ultrasound Patch Can Image Internal Organs

When a patient goes into a clinic for an ultrasound of their stomach, they lie down on crinkly paper atop an exam table. A clinician spreads a thick goo on their abdomen, then presses a small probe into it to send acoustic waves into the patient’s body. These waves bounce off their soft tissues and body fluids, returning to the probe to be translated into a 2D image. As the probe moves over the person’s stomach, a blurry black-and-white picture appears onscreen for the clinician to read.

While ultrasound technology is a staple in many medical settings, it is often big and bulky. Xuanhe Zhao, a mechanical engineer at the

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