The 'BiliScreen' Screens for Jaundice to Detect Pancreatic Cancer

 - Aug 29, 2017
References: washington.edu & newatlas
The 'BiliScreen' is a new piece of diagnostic equipment that is designed make the process of cancer screenings far more efficient, more effective, and less invasive. Working with a smartphone and a simple piece of equipment that is placed over the eyes, the 'BiliScreen' system utilizesa camera to detect for jaundice. This can help to effectively diagnose pancreatic cancer early on, given that one of the preliminary symptoms is jaundice.

The 'BiliScreen' has been developed by a team at the University of Washington and corresponds with the ongoing shift towards smartphone-based healthcare tools. The present testing of the 'BiliScreen' has proven quite promising for cancer screenings, which could help to bolster it as a dedicated detection method in the near future.