Hyderabad Youngsters Develop Software To Detect Skin Cancer at stage-1
Hyderabad: Two youngsters from Hyderabad developed software that can detect skin cancer at early stages with the collaboration of a dermatologist from Apollo Hospital.
Siddharth Mandala and Praneet Shah have developed the software that has the potential to enable healthcare providers to detect malignant melanoma among patients. The patients have to do is to take their skin pictures through a phone camera which is connected to a computer. The software detects the images from the phone, analysis it and starts displaying the results.
The 18-year-old youngsters worked on the software under the guidance of Dr AS Kumar, a dermatologist with Apollo Hospital in Hyderabad. Shah mainly worked on the development of core programming while Mandala worked on the testing of the program and understanding the cancer symptoms and its detection at early stage.
The youngsters said they have received encouraging results after testing the software in real world conditions. “So far, the software was tested with hundreds of medical record pictures and the results were positive,” Mandala said.