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Radiation free breast cancer detection

Radiation free breast cancer detection

Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer that occurs to women. Testing for breast cancer is a very tough thing as it requires complicated machinery and uses radiation which is not good for health.

However, Prof. Srirang Manohar and his team are making a change. Srirang Manohar, an Associate Professor, in the Faculty of Science and Technology’s Biomedical Photonic Imaging Group (BMPI) at the University of Twente in the Netherlands is a pioneer in research for developing a breast cancer diagnostic instrument.

“I work broadly in Biomedical Optics, which is the study and application of light interactions with biological tissue. Specifically my interests lie in photoacoustic imaging which I apply for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer and rheumatoid arthritis”, Srirang says.

A team of researchers led by professor Srirang Manohar biomedical Imaging group at the University of Twente, within the netherlands have developed a prototype of a replacement imaging tool which will in some unspecified time in the future facilitate to find breast cancer early, when it’s most treatable. If effective, the new device known as a photoacoustic mammoscope (PAM) would represent a completely new manner of imaging the breast and detecting cancer. Rather than X-rays that is utilized in traditional diagnostic technique the Photoacoustic Mammoscope uses a mixture of infrared and ultrasound to form a 3D image of the breast.


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