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New IPhone App to Detect and Manage Thyroid Disease

by Kathy Jones on October 1, 2012 at 7:37 PM
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 New IPhone App to Detect and Manage Thyroid Disease

Researchers at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, unveiled a new app for iPhone that can be used to detect and manage hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

The app has been designed by researchers at University of Utah and makes use of the iPhone's LED flash, digital camera with collimating lens to optimize illumination and focusing and collect an image of a completed Thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) assays and convert the image into a quantitative values.

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The app could prove to be useful in detecting and managing the most vexed of thyroid conditions.

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