Normally, we stay away from industry and product news, but this really is significant, given our latest discussion of bedside ultrasound.
Acuson (owned by Siemens) has rolled out a truly portable ultrasound system (screen included) that literally fits in your lab coat pocket. Battery powered, phased array, harmonics, etc., and priced "under $10K".
It's well worth a visit to the product web site at http://www.pocketultrasound.siemens.com/.
The only problem is logistics: how are we going to secure it it from theft and find it when we misplace it?