Compressive Sensing Could Dramatically Reduce Time to Process Complex Clinical Laboratory Tests Involving Huge Amounts of Data and Lower the Cost of Tests

Experts believe compressive sensing could find wide application in medical laboratory and pathology testing, particularly where large amounts of data are generated

Pathologists and medical laboratory managers may soon be working with a new tool in their labs. It is called “Compressive Sensing” (CS) and it is an innovative mathematical approach that quickly and efficiently gets an answer by sampling large volumes of a data.

Currently compressive sensing is used in medical imaging technology. CS reduces radiation and speeds up imaging diagnostics. Some experts familiar with this technology believe that it can be used in those clinical laboratories that are working with new diagnostic technologies that generate large volumes of data. CS could dramatically reduce times to analyze results and lower the cost of expensive tests like whole-genome sequencing. (more…)