A Mammogram Without Radiation Or Squeezing Breasts?

Millions of women get mammograms every year for early detection of possible breast cancer. But what if you get could get one WITHOUT radiation or having your breast compressed?

GoodNewsNetwork.org says that every year women “undergo mammograms for early detection of possible breast cancer. It’s an unpleasant procedure involving X-rays which can be a contributor to the onset of cancer.”

Well, a radiation-free mammogram could be happening soon! Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology are working on technology that is not only radiation free, but it is also “more accurate and generates 3D rather than 2D images.”

And instead of having your breast squeezed between two plates, this new method would allow the breast to hang freely in a bowl, (without being compressed).

The new technology uses “special echography (inaudible sound waves)” to make the 3D image of the breast because it’s believed to be more accurate, they “expect there to be many fewer false-positive results”

While the  new technology is being tested NOW, it’s “application in practice is certainly ten or so years away.”

Read more HERE

 

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