Welcome to The IDIOM App Website!


The IDIOM App is a web-based application. It has been built in Bournemouth University to predict the risk of gastrointestinal (GI) malignancy in patients with confirmed iron deficiency anaemia (IDA). The research team of this app consists of PhD candidate; Orouba Almilaji, and the supervision team of Professor Peter Thomas and Doctor Jonathon Snook.


The intended users for the IDIOM app are healthcare professionals only such as gastroenterologists, and specialist nurses. The IDIOM app is not intended to be used by non‚ąíhealth professionals. The app predicts the risk of GI cancer in patients with confirmed IDA - merely based on four variables; age, sex, haemoglobin concentration (Hb), and mean cell volume (MCV). It does not adjust for other potential risk factors such as family history, previous cancer, race, unintentional weight loss, red meat consumption, alcohol or tobacco usage, etc. The IDIOM app cannot be used to predict GI cancer risk in any other patients group apart from adult patients with confirmed iron deficiency by standard laboratory criteria (transferrin saturation <15% and / or serum ferritin concentration less than the lower limit of the reference interval for the laboratory). The app is not intended to be used on patients who have been given iron replacement therapy prior to their blood testing as their Hb and MCV might be elevated by this therapy and might cause the app's calculation which relies on these blood markers values to be unreliable. Additionally, this app is not intended to predict cancers other than GI cancers.


The IDIOM app is not intended for use in the diagnosis of GI cancer or any other condition, or the cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in man, or other animals. We do not take responsibility for the decisions taken by the users based solely on the information provided in this app. To learn more about the app, please read the App Description.


By accessing and using materials on this website, you acknowledge and agree to the terms of website use and the privacy and cookies policy. To start using the latest version of the IDIOM app, please follow this link: IDIOM ver1.0



Thank you!

The research team