All of us know really well how much important smartphones are, mostly because of its never-ending functionality and due to this reason it has turn out to be a modern life requirement. But now other than checking messages, playing games and many other things, these smart gadgets can be used to identify cancer.
Now Smartphones will be Able to Diagnose Cancer
According to FirstPost, smartphone microscopes could advance the detection of skin cancer precisely, when a normal telescope is not there, specifically helpful in the developing countries.
Researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Centre at Houston (UTHealth) claimed that smartphone microscopes could make the detection of skin cancer better in distant areas.
“Doctors in some remote areas don’t have access to the high-powered microscopes we use to evaluate skin samples.”
Said Richard Jahan-Tigh, assistant professor of dermatology at UTHealth.
Jahan-Tigh further added,
“Doctors there could use their smartphones to photograph growths and forward them for examination.”
“We did a head-to-head comparison with a traditional light microscope and while the smartphone microscope wasn’t as accurate it resulted in the detection of about 90 per cent of the non-melanoma skin cancers.”
Said Jahan-Tigh, who piloted the study with coworkers at McGovern Medical School and Harvard Medical School.
According to DNA India,
“With the smartphone microscope, the detection rate for melanomas was 60 percent. This is a good first step to show that smartphone microscopy has a future in dermatology and pathology.”
Researchers informed that mobile phone-based microscopy has outstanding performance features for the low-priced diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancers in circumstances where a customary microscope is not available.