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Konica Minolta Inc released the "Sonimage P3" portable ultrasound imaging device in Japan and the US Sept 1, 2013.

The weight of the device is 392g. And its display unit measures 11.5 x 6.8cm. The company expects that it will be used for home medical cares, in disaster sites, etc. Its price is ¥700,000 (approx US$7,015).

This is the first time that Konica Minolta has released an ultrasound imaging device outside Japan. The company is planning to further expand its ultrasound device business overseas.