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In-bra Ultrasound

Source: www.Techtimes.Com

Early stage detection of breast cancer can have a survival rate of nearly 100% but if tumours are detected in later stages, this rate drops to 25%. With a vision to improve the overall survival rate of cancer patients, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have designed a wearable ultrasound device which would allow women to detect tumours when they are still in early stages. This new device could be more valuable for patients at high risk of developing breast cancer in between mammograms by allowing more frequent monitoring.

This device is a flexible patch which can be attached to a bra, allowing the wearer to move an ultrasound tracker along the patch and image the breast tissue from different angles. The device is shown to obtain ultrasound images with resolution comparable to that of the ultrasound probes used in medical imaging centres. The USP of this wearable device is that it is easy to use, portable and provides real-time user-friendly monitoring of breast tissue. This research study is published in Science Advances.

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