Updated: iPhone can aid in thyroid disease Dx

Researchers from the University of Utah have figured out a way to use Apple's iPhone to both diagnose and manage the treatment of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. The technique they developed uses the device's LED flash and digital camera to help illuminate and focus, while an app that collects images of completed TSH immunochromatographic (TSH) assays. The process enables the phone to detect whole-blood TSH concentrations as low as 0.1 mIU/L. The team presented its findings at the recent 82nd annual meeting of the American Thyroid Association in Quebec City, Canada. Release