Navigation Links
Portable breast scanner allows cancer detection in the blink of an eye
Date:10/26/2010

Professor Zhipeng Wu has invented a portable scanner based on radio frequency technology, which is able to show in a second the presence of tumours malignant and benign in the breast on a computer.

Using radio frequency or microwave technology for breast cancer detection has been proven by researchers in the US, Canada and UK. However, up to now, it can take a few minutes for an image to be produced, and this had to be done in a hospital or specialist care centre.

Now Professor Wu, from the University's School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, says concerned patients can receive real-time video images in using the radio frequency scanner which would clearly and simply show the presence of a tumour.

Not only is this a quicker and less-intrusive means of testing, it also means women can be tested at GP surgeries, which could help dramatically reduce waiting times and in some cases avoid unnecessary X-ray mammography. The scanner could also be used at home for continuous monitoring of breast health.

The patented real-time radio frequency scanner uses computer tomography and works by using the same technology as a mobile phone, but with only a tiny fraction of its power.

This makes it both safe and low-cost and the electronics can be housed in a case the size of a lunch box for compactness and portability. Other existing systems are much larger.

Breast cancer is the second biggest killer in women, accounting for 8.2% of all cancer deaths. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month.

The usual way of detecting breast cancer up to now is mammography, which works well for women over the age of 50 and can give results of up to 95% accuracy.

But it is far less effective for younger women. The detection rate could be as low as 60% for women under the age of 50, which accounts for 20% of all breast cancer cases.

At that stage it is even more important get accurate diagnosis. Early
'/>"/>

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8387
University of Manchester
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Angeles Launches New Portable Hot Water Sinks
2. Study Results Validate Shape-HF as Simplified, Portable Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing System
3. AchooAllergy.com Cools Down with Portable Air Conditioners
4. Solar Eclipz's Portable Umbrella And Canopy Curtain, Called The ezShade, Wins Coveted Outstanding Product Award From Disney Owned iParenting Media Awards
5. VCU Medical Center leads study of first US portable driver for powering the total artificial heart
6. Virtual Viewbox offers portable radiology access for physicians
7. Portable laser devices to improve disease diagnosis
8. Paxil Blocks Tamoxifen, Lowers Survival Odds Against Breast Cancer
9. Low forms of cyclin E reduce breast cancer drugs effectiveness
10. Racial disparities persist in the diagnosis of advanced breast cancer and colon cancer in the U.S.
11. For Some Breast Cancer Patients, Shorter Radiation Works Well
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... a Spa-on-Wheels which offers the complete spa experience ... inviting lighting and the most important ingredient of ... "the dedicated licensed pro's! People will enjoy the ... continues Kaplan-Pelle. The website reads, "Step into the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its review a ... You program, who shows a unique formula to get inside ... method says that the program goes beyond mere attraction and ... You review indicates that the program was created by dating ... great techniques to make a man feel emotionally addicted. , ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... Daily Gossip reveals in its recently published review that ... by Sarah Summer, who can perfectly understand what suffering from ... program actually had to deal with this disorder, too. Her ... access it, in an all-natural holistic cure program. , So, ... cure for yeast infection. The author of this program suffered ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 The ... Nutrition and Pharameuticals. Nutraceuticals is a source of ... ingredients from natural food sources. Nutraceutical ingredients have ... to the human body. Nutraceutical health products include ... fortified foods and more. Although nature is the ...
(Date:8/30/2014)... New York, NY (PRWEB) August 30, 2014 ... for authentic U.S. Open Tennis Championship tickets ... their customer appreciation promo/coupon code US-OPEN-2014 for all day ... (GA) seats and group sales for this prestigious Grand ... schedule is below: , 8/30/14 , US Open Tennis ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Hands On Mobile Massage and Spa of Long Island Now Offers a Spa-on-wheels 2Health News:Make Him Desire You Review Reveals Powerful Formula to Make a Man Emotionally Addicted 2Health News:Natural Cure for Yeast Infection Review Exposes New Natural Treatment 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:A Granular Analysis of the Nutraceutical Ingredients Market by Transparency Market Research 4Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 2Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 3Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 4Health News:US Open Tennis Tickets: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Labor Day Weekend Sessions and More 5
... to Help Lodge Achieve $100,000 Donation Goal for Huntsman Cancer ... only Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond property, is designating Easter ... Week." During this special week, five percent of ... the Huntsman Cancer Institute,s "Room to Heal" campaign as a ...
... proprietor, Fred Patterson, has weighed in on the future of SBIR grants ... in the wake of SBIR grants being explicitly excluded from NIH stimulus ... 20th, 2009. , ... (PRWEB) February 25, 2009 -- Looking for ...
... poised and ready to take a leading role in health care reform, says ... Nurse Practitioner,s Guide to Smart Health Choices and founder of Maverick Health. Her ... highlight the ways in which NPs can guide people to smart choices that ... ...
... today that it has filed with the Food and Drug Branch of ... licensed manufacturer of adult stem cells for U.S.-based Phase I and Phase ... ... -- Stemedica Cell Technologies , Inc. ("Stemedica") announced today that it ...
... side. The new fourth edition book "How to Get Off Psychiatric ... Back Program, details a proven successful method for tapering off these ... , ... (PRWEB) February 25, 2009 -- Millions suffering ...
... LONDON, Feb. 25 The Brazilian Municipal Water and ... 2004. However, 80% of the country,s population still needs ... remedy this, the Brazilian government has launched Programa de ... financing municipal water and wastewater projects. The Brazilian ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Stein Eriksen Lodge Designates April 6-12 as 'Giving Room Week' 2Health News:The Commercialization Funding Coach, Fred Patterson, Weighs In On SBIR Funding for Small Business Ventures in Wake of NIH Exclusion 2Health News:The Commercialization Funding Coach, Fred Patterson, Weighs In On SBIR Funding for Small Business Ventures in Wake of NIH Exclusion 3Health News:Carla Mills, ARNP, Outlines Nurse Practitioner Rescue Plan for Health Care System in New Column for NP World News 2Health News:Carla Mills, ARNP, Outlines Nurse Practitioner Rescue Plan for Health Care System in New Column for NP World News 3Health News:Carla Mills, ARNP, Outlines Nurse Practitioner Rescue Plan for Health Care System in New Column for NP World News 4Health News:Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U.S. Based Clinical Trials 2Health News:Stemedica Advances its Certification to Become a Licensed Manufacturer of Adult Stem Cells for U.S. Based Clinical Trials 3Health News:How to Get Off Psychiatric Drugs Safely 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: The Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Market Set to Double Within the Next Seven Years 2Health News:Frost & Sullivan: The Brazilian Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Market Set to Double Within the Next Seven Years 3
(Date:8/29/2014)... , Aug. 29, 2014   Mast ... biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Santosh Vetticaden, Chief ... leaving the Company, for personal reasons, in mid-September.  ... Medical Officer of Aires Pharmaceuticals, which Mast acquired ... responsibilities as the Company,s interim Chief Medical Officer.  ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014 Research and Markets ... Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014" ... methods developed to prevent and eradicate the prevalence of ... methods are confined to low specificity, safety and large ... look for a better solution. It has been discovered ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  United Therapeutics Corporation (NASDAQ: ... Court for the District of New Jersey ... company,s case against Sandoz, Inc. regarding United Therapeutics, Remodulin ... ruled that U.S. Patent No. 6,765,117 is both ... from marketing its generic product until the expiration of ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 4Global Peptide Cancer Therapeutics Market & Pipeline Insight 2014 2District Court Decision Received In Remodulin Patent Case 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: