Monday, April 23, 2012

Will the OScan (mobile phone attachment) detect oral cancers?

Can a mobile phone detect oral cancers? Perhaps, if the phone is paired with a resourceful team at Stanford that is developing an a phone attachment.

The OScan team at Stanford University has developed an affordable screening tool that brings standardized, multi-modal imaging of the oral cavity into the hands of rural health workers around the world, allowing individuals to conduct screenings for oral lesions. This inexpensive device mounts on a conventional camera phone and allows for data to be instantly transmitted to dentists and oral surgeons. OScan aims to empower minimally-skilled health workers to connect early stage patients to health care providers and teach communities about the importance of oral hygiene.

You can learn more about OScan here.

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