Friday, December 09, 2005
Mobile Phone Detects Breast Cancer
I'm wondering if this is just a novelty. Does it have to be used with mobile phone, or can you have an separate device does the same thing. Is mobility really a necessity here?
From BreitBart Israeli mobile phone detects breast cancer
An Israeli psychologist has reportedly developed a radical new technology which would enable an ordinary mobile phone to diagnose breast cancer and various type of heart disease.
By installing new software and adding a basic infrared camera, a mobile phone could be transformed into a highly-effective diagnostic tool, offering far more accurate results than the self-checks many women do themselves, the Haaretz daily reported.
The infrared camera uses two techniques, both of which have proven effective in diagnosing breast cancer: one which analyzes temperature differences in different parts of the breast, while the other analyses oxygen flow to areas of the breast.