Israeli scientists develop new breast cancer scanner

Views: 393

Israeli scientists have developed a new radiation-free scanner that can detect breast cancer more effectively than traditional X-ray mammograms. The machine detects tumours using infrared beams and thermal energy, reports The Times of India. In a trial of 2,500 women, the scanner was found to be 92% effective in detecting breast cancer, compared to 80% for X-ray mammograms. It was also found to be better in identifying cancers in younger women. The device is expected to receive EU approval in 2012.

Recommended from all portals

Latest News

To Top