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PneumoniaCheck Assists in Better Diagnosis of Pneumonia

by Savitha C Muppala on February 18, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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 PneumoniaCheck Assists in Better Diagnosis of Pneumonia

A device which can diagnose pneumonia by filtering aerosols in the lungs, and avoiding contamination by oral bacteria, is indeed a breakthrough development by an ingenious team at Georgia Tech.

PneumoniaCheck, which consists of a plastic tube and a mouth piece, is able to clearly separate particles from the lungs and those from the mouth, using fluid mechanics.

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The FDA has given the nod for PneumoniaCheck to be sold in the US.



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