Using smartphones and a digital diffraction diagnosis (D3) system researchers have created a system to detect precancerous and/or cancerous cell in cervical specimens. The technology is quick, inexpensive and could provide pathology services in medically remote areas around the world.
Hyungsoon Im, Cesar M. Castro, Huilin Shao, Monty Liong, Jun Song, Divya Pathania, Lioubov Fexon, Changwook Min, Maria Avila-Wallace, Omar Zurkiya, Junsung Rho, Brady Magaoay, Rosemary H. Tambouret, Misha Pivovarov, Ralph Weissleder, Hakho Lee. Digital diffraction analysis enables low-cost molecular diagnostics on a smartphone. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2015; 201501815 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1501815112