Sunday, 1 December 2013


The researchers in India have developed an innovative method for checking cholesterol levels in patients at increased risk of heart disease.
They are using a digital camera to perform the total cholesterol test. The snap shots of the back of the patient`s hands are taken with the help of this digital camera. In this case, the sample of blood is not used. The images of the new patients that are processed through this camera are then cropped and compared with the already existing images within the database of known cholesterol levels.
The measurement of the type and amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood is an important health concern in cardiovascular disease. Total cholesterol test is a very helpful early indicator, although further detailed analysis has been required in order to differentiate between the types of cholesterol: HDL (High Density Lipoprotein) and LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein). In this situation, triglycerides have been used for a better and more accurate health assessment of the patients having high total cholesterol levels. The existence of numerous total levels of cholesterol can be revealed with the help of skin image analysis.

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