An annual mammogram test is necessary for women to detect breast cancer. But most of them women hesitate to go for the test because of the pressure and pain of breast compression. To curb this problem CTLM has come with a solution. It is an electrifying new way to detect breast abnormalities without any pressure. CTLM i.e., Computed Tomography Laser Mammography, is a technique to know about the blood flow to the breast. As newly forming tumors increases blood flow, CTLM may find very small tumors hidden in routine mammography. Moreover, dense breast tissue can be easily detected with the laser. Here you can find some more facts about CTLM.
An easier and cost effective system has been introduced to detect breast cancer in women. FDA has approved the new Fuji’s digital mammography system. The developers claimed it being cheaper from the earlier systems. The Fuji system make use of the film plates that receive the X-ray data. The processor then uses a laser to read the information on the plate and turns it into a digital signal. Dr. Etta D. Pisano, Director of University of North Carolina Biomedical Research Imaging Center said, Ever since we got these results, radiologists have wanted to go digital. The Fuji system makes a difference. Because it is cheaper … you won’t need to do a forklift upgrade. Dr. Vince Polkus, A mammography applications product manager for GE Healthcare said, On a personal level, knowing that we can reduce errors and anxiety, and help detect cancer sooner, is a really good feeling. . The sooner you can find it, the better chance someone has of surviving.
A new mammography system developed by investigators from Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with a group from Germany will produce better imaging, lowering deaths and increasing early detection and prevention of cancer. The Ultra-High Resolution Mammography System uses a glass-ceramic plate, which is transparent to lessen scattering of light and a readout device, designed specifically to increase the efficiency of the glass-ceramic plates. The plates made from photo stimulating phosphor have many advantages over the traditional photographic films. Besides more clear images due to less light scattering, the plates are reusable, have wide dynamic range and are capable of direct digitization. The new system has better resolution than traditional screen or film and has potential for greater use of computer radiography for mammography. Computer radiography is far cheaper than modern digital radiography technology. The new technology also reduces the amount of chemical used and the consequent waste. The Ultra High Resolution Mammography System has recently been honored with an R & D 100 award. Source: medgadget Image: pumamed