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Researchers develop method for transmitting medical images via cell phones

A process to transmit medical images via cellular phones that has been developed by a Hebrew University of Jerusalem researcher has the potential to provide sophisticated radiological diagnoses and treatment to the majority of the world’s population lacking access to such technology. This would include millions in developing nations as well as those in rural areas of developed countries who live considerable distances from modern medical centers.

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* The image on the above phone's screen is a simulated breast tumor, shown in red. (Photo : Boris Rubinsky, UC Berkeley)



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