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Tucson-Based Company Gets FDA Approval To Market Hand-Held Ultrasound System

A Tucson company has gotten approval from the FDA to start marketing what is essentially a hand-held ultrasound system.

VistaScan allows physicians to use a tablet or smartphone to read the ultrasound, potentially making it more accessible to more people.

Dr. Berndt Schmit is a radiologist at the University of Arizona and has a charity called Humanitarian Radiology Development Corps, which builds radiology capacity in third-world countries. He joined The Show to talk about what this new technology could mean.

Schmit is also involved in start-up development and knows the people behind VistaScan.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.