Pathological changes in brain tissue may be identified at an earlier stage if there was a corresponding diagnosis tool to be used by general practicioners.
Hemolite is a tool which enables physicians to undertake a quick scan of cerebral blood flows. The instrument applies Near Infrared Spectroscopy to perform this task.
Published in designreport 04|2016
A handheld tool which enables general practicioners to scan cerebral blood flows
Bridging the gap between family doctors and specialised medical centres
An acquaintance of mine used to have an increasing hearing loss for several years, but none of the many doctors he saw found the reason for the illness. Eventually, one of the doctors found out there was a tumour growing right behind his left ear, which put pressure on the auditory nerves. A magnetic resonance tomography revealed the location of the tumour and it could be removed.
Pathological changes in brain tissue may cause non-specific symptoms such as headaches, fatigue, vision changes or depression. This led to following question: What kind of technological solution could help general practicioners, the first doctors to examine patients, in diagnosing changes in brain tissue?