A blood sample is collected from a patient. This sample is smeared on a slide.
A smartphone is then used to take a picture of the slide. Basic information is also gathered from the patient and entered into the app.
The picture is then optimized to reduce visual noise. mDex analyzes shapes and contours, and measures the blood cells. This allows the algorithm to identify sickle cells.
Data from photographic imagery helps to identify properties of interest in the image, then the algorithm identifies sickle cells and delivers a prognosis without the presence of a hematologist.