Scientists Develop Device To Detect Pre-Cancerous And Cancerous Cells In Sputum

by Aruna on  August 5, 2009 at 4:03 PM Cancer News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment
Scientists Develop Device To Detect Pre-Cancerous And Cancerous Cells In Sputum
Scientists in America have developed an automated three-dimensional cell-imaging platform aimed at detection of lung cancer in sputum.
Advertisement

The Lung Cell Evaluation Device (LuCED), jointly developed by experts from VisionGate, Inc. and the University of Washington, can detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells in sputum.

Advertisement
In a study, the researchers assessed a large number of normal cells and cancer cells using the new device.

They have revealed that LuCED automatically produces 3D cell volumetric data, allowing for the measurement of 3D cellular features that correlate with abnormal conditions.

They say that the cell measurements are then translated into an analytical score that reflects the patient's cancer risk.

LuCED, based on 3D cell analysis, produced near perfect discrimination between normal and cancer cell morphology.

"Based on abnormal cell prevalence counts in sputum from patients with cancer, we estimate that the LuCED test demonstrates near-perfect specificity (no false positives) while maintaining sensitivity that exceeds 90 percent for patients with lung cancer cells in their sputum," says Michael Meyer, lead author and vice president for image engineering at VisionGate.

"This type of 3D analysis provides an unobstructed and unambiguous representation of normal and abnormal cell morphology, making the LuCED test an effective means to guide the physicians' further diagnostic workup, including diagnostic CT or bronchoscopy," he added.

Meyer will present the findings of the study at the Moscone Center in California on Tuesday.

Source: ANI
ARU
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Parkinsons Disease Surgical Treatment Ganglion Cysts - Ganglion Wrist 
Advertisement

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Advertisement

Advertisement
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive