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STAT Plus: It may soon be possible for patients to scan their own organs at home. That worries some docs

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hest pain? Pop on your ultrasound patch to see how much blood is pumping through your heart. Sudden pelvic twinge? Let the patch look for an ovarian cyst. Intestinal issues? Swallow the pill version to see what’s happening inside.

Then call up an artificial intelligence app on your smartphone to interpret the 3-D image: That blob is nothing to worry about — or, call your doctor!

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