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RRCAT develops oral cancer detection device

Press Trust of India  |  Indore (MP) 

Scientists at Indore-based Raja Ramanna Centre for (RRCAT) have developed a which they claim would give out accurate information about the possibility of a person developing oral within just 15 minutes.

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The of RRCAT's Bio-Medical Applications section S K told reporters here the "OncoDiagnoScope" is a pencil-shaped device connected to Probe (a medical device).

"To find out if a person is suffering from oral cancer, the device is put into his/her mouth. The device shows results on a computer tablet monitor within 15 minutes. It can give up to 90 per cent correct results on possibility of oral in a person," Majumadar said Monday.

He said this can be carried anywhere due to its small size and is thus convenient for use.

Majumdar also said the device was tested successfully on patients at different hospitals and medical camps.

"RRCAT has developed the equipment after conducting research for 15 years at a cost of Rs 2.5 lakh," he disclosed.

Responding to a query on production of the device, he said the government process to transfer this technology to manufacturing units is underway.

"We expect that this device would soon be made available for the common people and prove its utility to fight cancer," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:05 IST