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Dec 9, 2005

Use Your Mobile Phone To Screen Breast Cancer

Use Your Mobile Phone To Screen Breast Cancer
What about using your own mobile phone, instead of the painful mammogram and expensive MRI to screen for your breast cancer. May be it sounds like science fiction, but may not be any more........

A researcher from Israel has developed a technology, using which you can turn your mobile phone to a breast cancer detection tool. This is done by simply installing a new software and adding an inexpensive infrared camera. The developer of this new technique says that this is highly effective technique to detect breast tumors, and claim that this is much superior to the routine self-breast examination women usually perform monthly.

The image obtained from the breast scan can be immediately transferred to a medical facility, where it can be analyzed for presence of abnormalities.

The infrared cameras used for this technique uses two techniques, one is to compare the temperature of the breast tissue at different parts of the breast and the other is to analyze the oxygen flow to different areas of the breast.

Israeli mobile phone company, Cellcom, is currently working to integrate the infrared sensor technology into the cameras currently built into many mobile handsets.

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.

I agree that it is far away for this technology to replace the routine mammograms, but judging by the pace at which technology is growing, it won't be too much time before this or a similar convenient technology would replace the painful mammogram.


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Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

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