FDA clears Signostics' pocket-sized ultrasound
Signostics has secured FDA clearance for Signos, a palm-sized personal ultrasound device.

The Palo Alto, Calif.-based Signostics has developed an ultrasound device for health professionals to use in clinical practice. With a weight of approximately half a pound, its portability and "low price" is designed for medical markets, including emergency medicine, primary care, remote healthcare, critical care, pediatrics, musculoskeletal, palliative care and sports medicine, the company said.

The company said its Signos delivers images anywhere, at any time for general medical applications, including: abdominal assessments, such as bladder, abdominal aortic aneurysm screening and trauma assessment; musculoskeletal; and basic obstetrics, such as pregnancy viability and fetal positioning.