Now, screening of uterine cancer in a single touch, Indian-American woman researcher makes device

Researcher Nimmi Ramanujam and her team at Duke University in North Carolina have named this device a 'pocket colposcope'. This device can be connected to laptop and mobile. This way your screening can be done on your own and can be seen on screen.



It will now be easier for women to get their screening done for screening of uterine cancer. The Indian American professor and his team have created a device through which anyone can do their screening with just one click. This whole process is painless and the cost of the machine is also very low.

Women can do their own screening


Researcher Nimmi Ramanujam and her team at Duke University in North Carolina have named this device a 'pocket colposcope'. This device can be connected to laptop and mobile. This way your screening can be done on your own and can be seen on screen.

Nimmi Ramanujam has created this all in one device. It is like a pocket size tampon. Nimmi's team asked 15 volunteers to test it and 80 percent of them said that they are getting better images through it.

Screening in single touch point


He said that the death toll from uterine cancer should be zero because we have all the facilities and we can see it. Can cure it. But this is not happening. He said that it was necessary to bring colposcopy for women. Through this, the entire complex process can be transformed into a single touch point.

The current process of uterine cancer is quite complicated


Ramanujam said that at present, the entire process of screening of uterine cancer is quite complex. For this, a speculum (a metal device through which the walls of the vagina are stretched) is required. Also, a highly qualified professional is needed with a colposcope (a magnified device with a camera so that the medical professional can see the uterus). So that better results can be achieved in the test.

The device is equipped with camera and light


Funding has been done by the US National Institute of Health (NIH) to prepare this device. The device is designed as a pocket size tampon, with a camera and light at one end. It also has an insulator, through which the colposcope is inserted inside the vagina. This entire process is painless.

Nimmi said that he has demanded additional funds from NIH. The device is expected to get regulatory clearance by the end of 2017.

5 million new cases of uterine cancer every year


Let us know that uterine cancer is the fourth common cancer found in women. Every year, 5 million new cases of uterine cancer occur worldwide. Physicians in America alone detect more than 10 thousand cases every year.

In America, the number of women dying from uterine cancer every year is more than 4 thousand. However, in the last four decades, due to better screening and screening programs, the death rate has fallen by 50 percent.
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