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Smartphone device can spot cancer faster

Tue, Apr 14, 2015, 02:48 PM
Washington, April 14 , 2015: A smartphone-based device developed by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) can help doctors perform rapid and accurate molecular diagnosis of cancerous or non-cancerous tumours.

The device, called the D3 (digital diffraction diagnosis) system, features an imaging module with a battery-powered LED light clipped onto a standard smartphone that records high-resolution imaging data with its camera.

With a much greater field of view than traditional microscopy, the D3 system is capable of recording data on more than 100,000 cells from a blood or tissue sample in a single image.

The data can then be transmitted for analysis to a remote graphic-processing server via a secure, encrypted cloud service and the results rapidly returned to the point of care.

"We believe the platform we have developed provides essential features at an extraordinary low cost," said Cesar Castro, co-lead author of the report.

For molecular analysis of tumours, a sample of blood or tissue is labelled with microbeads that bind to known cancer-related molecules and loaded into the D3 imaging module.
Agency: IANS

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