Scientists have developed a new 5D technique for analysing images.
This an advance that may make it easier to quickly find signs of diseases from pictures using cell phones.
It is known as "Hyper-Spectral Phasor" analysis, or HySP.
Through this, fluorescent imaging is used to locate proteins and other molecules in cells and tissues.
The technique works on using molecules with dyes that glow under certain kinds of light, the principle behind so-called "black light" images.
Fluorescent imaging can assist scientists to understand which molecules are produced in large amounts in cancer or other diseases.
The information that may be useful in diagnosis or in identifying possible targets for therapeutic drugs.
Biological research is now moving to complex systems like these, which track multiple targets.
HySP can look at many different molecules in one pass.
Additionally, the algorithm effectively filters through interference to discern the true signal, even if that signal is extremely weak.
Clinicians may be able to use HySP to analyze cell phone pictures of skin lesions to detect cancer and diagnose it. Advantages
- It is much faster and far less expensive than current techniques.
- It may be useful for diagnosing.
- It also helps in monitoring diseases.
- It is convenient to use through cell phone images.