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From: Santo Domingo, wonDeRland
Dr. Mark Li-cheng Wu and Dr. John Paul Graff are prominent figures in the field of photomicrography. They’re also self-proclaimed Lumia fanboys. Now, it doesn’t take a genius in a white lab coat to work out that there’s the potential for some exciting crossover.
In fact, the pair’s marrying of PureView technology and state-of-the-art microscopes has suggested that histopathology (examination of body tissue to study disease) may benefit people in a way that was once not possible.
Although a few outlets covered the news last month, we felt that the bigger, more important story wasn’t being told. So we spoke to the duo for a first-hand account of why they chose the Lumia 1020 and how their technology is, quite literally, saving lives.
So guys, I read that you used the Lumia 1020 in the real world, with real patients. Is this true?
Dr. G: We used this technology with a patient who is HIV positive and is subsequently infected with the intestinal spirochetosis, a bacterial infection that can cause severe diarrhea. However, the diagnosis is very difficult because of the size of the bacterium – it’s smaller than a red blood cell at just a few microns long.
Neverheless, we were able to take a photo with the Lumia 1020 on a low magnification and then zoom in significantly to identify the bacteria so it could be properly treated.
You can then continue to enhance this image to see subtle features such as the shapes of cells, the colours of cells, how big or small they might be and if there’s any smaller parasitic infections lying within it.
Dr. W: We actually forgot to mention in the paper that the pictures we provided underestimate the power of the Lumia. We showcased the regular JPEG images, rather than the RAW DNG photos, which show off far greater detail that what was actually published. Granted, they’re huge files and less practical in terms of storage, but as far as the quality of the picture goes, they’re so much more detailed.
[ This Message was edited by: tranced on 2014-06-02 13:30 ]