Could A Smartphone Detect Lung Cancer?

by Loren Bonner

We’ve all heard of a breathalyzer test — but what about one that can detect lung cancer? A mobile app developer is testing the idea out.

Vantage Health Inc., in partnership with Scripps Translational Science Institute (STSI), is working on enabling a Bluetooth-like device to detect early indications of lung cancer in people.

In theory, the point-of-care device would attach to a person’s Smartphone and through breath analysis, be able to detect certain volatile organic compounds using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry to calibrate the results.

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From DOTmed Daily News February 19, 2014