Health Teen’s new tech finds tumours faster

Teen’s new tech finds tumours faster

The stereotypical university student is making ends meet with a part-time retail job, skipping tutorials and spending way too much time on social media.

Kira Molloy is not your typical university student. At just 19, Kira has created new medical software to spot tumours more effectively.

The program, which Kira created while on an industry placement, makes it easier to compare two sets of scans to identify tumours under the skin.

Kira, a Curtin University undergraduate student, said comparing the scans used to be a laborious job for researchers and pathologists.

As well as picking up industry awards for her program, Kira has been congratulated by Curtin University Vice-Chancellor Professor Deborah Terry.

“Ms Molloy is a true champion for women in the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields and continues to inspire and make a difference, so her recognition is truly deserved,” Professor Terry said.

“Ms Molloy is a great role model for younger students and I look forward to seeing more of her achievements in what will undoubtedly be a successful career into the future.”

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