The Odoreader Detects Prostate Cancer By Analyzing Urine

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 12, 2016
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The Odoreader is a high-tech device, developed by a group of scientists at the University of Liverpool and the University of the West of England in Bristol, that detects prostate cancer in a non-invasive fashion by analyzing urine samples.

The device detects prostate cancer to a high degree of accuracy by using a gas chromatography sensor, essentially an 'electronic nose' that uses special algorithms to figure out of a patient has cancer by checking just a single urine sample. Gas from the specific urine sample travels along a column, with the different compounds in the gas traveling at different rates. This allows for the sample to be presented in an easily readable format, making readings more accurate.

The Odoreader's high-tech non-invasive workings mean it could potentially revolutionize prostate cancer diagnostics thanks to its improved accuracy.