View Full Version : New Mobile Phone that Can Detect Breast Cancer

12-09-2005, 03:55 PM
New Israeli mobile phone to detect breast cancer
Dec 09 1:37 PM US/Eastern

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.

Dr Nitzan Yaniv, who developed the technology, said the results of the scan could be immediately transferred to a medical laboratory for analysis, which could determine whether further checks were necessary.

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.

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


12-09-2005, 07:43 PM
This isn't a joke right? Could be revolutionary! I've often wished there were home tests instead of having to go to a lab, etc.

12-09-2005, 08:43 PM
well it hasn't hit snopes if it is a joke....... wild technology.....even might be modified for heart patients....