Charlottesville-Based Company Invents Pocket-Sized Ultrasound

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Expectant mothers can look forward to a new invention to help their chances of a pain-free delivery.

Charlottesville-based Rivanna Medical, founded by two University of Virginia alumni, developed a pocket-sized ultrasound for doctors during delivery.

“With our device you will be able to see the location of the bone in real time and have a much better chance in getting the injection right the first time,” said Will Mauldin, CTO of Rivanna Medical.

The mini ultrasound is expected to hit the market in a year and make a pain-free labor almost 50 percent more accurate.