The Butterfly iQ is a portable Ultrasound scanning device can scan for cancer in human. This has been proofed by a US Vascular Surgeoon John Martin which the device helped him to discover a cancerous cells in his neck. The usage of the device is simple just by connecting the Butterfly iQ to your iPhone and looks a bit like an electric razor. Place it on the area of the body wish you want to examine and a black-and-white ultrasound image will appear on your phone.


The Butterfly iQ’s portability means it could be used in ambulances or at home. The device’s creator, Butterfly Network, hopes it can incorporate artificial intelligence into the software so that even a novice will be able to use it.

According to MIT Technology Review, Martin has undergone surgery and radiation treatment since diagnosing his cancer.

The Butterfly iQ will start shipping in 2018 for $1,999, which converts to around £1,500 or AU$2,600.