IIT develops fast, non-contact method for early detection of breast cancer

By: PTI | New Delhi |
Published: April 9, 2018 11:40:13 pm

The widely used mammography has its limitations in detecting tumours, especially in a “dense breast”. (Source: File Photo)

A new “fast, painless and non-contact” way for early detection of breast cancer in women of all ages including pregnant or nursing has been developed by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Ropar, its researchers have claimed.

The proposed technique makes use of infrared emission emanating from the breast to detect the hidden tumours at a very early stage with predefined thermal stimulus on the area under examination. “Infrared Thermography (IRT) is a fast, painless, non-contact, and non-invasive imaging method, complementary to mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging methods for early diagnosis of breast cancer,” Ravibabu Mulaveesala,…

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