No longer just a diagnostic tool, ultrasound tackles surgery
Stealing a page from Star Trek, research teams in the United States and abroad are independently developing ultrasound devices that would enable caregivers to stop internal bleeding or excise tumors without a single incision. The benefits would cascade into fewer infections, faster healing, and saved lives.
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