Portable Breast Scanner

(Nov. 20, 2010) The portable breast scanner is designed to detect breast cancer with the help of radio-frequency technology that identifies contrasts between normal and cancerous breast tissues.

Product Portable Breast Scanner

Description and Applications
The portable breast scanner is designed to detect breast cancer with the help of radio-frequency technology that identifies contrasts between normal and cancerous breast tissues. Cancerous tissues have higher conductivity and permittivity to radio frequency than normal tissues, leading to a distinctive scan that appears in red on the screen. Unlike conventional mammography, which involves a delay before a diagnosis can be made, the portable breast detects the presence of a tumor through real-time video images within seconds. Relative to mammography, the portable breast scanner is also expected to have higher rate of accuracy for women younger than 50.

Main Brands None at this time – more research needs to be done before the scanner can be released into the market

Radiation Description No transmission of radiation

Radiation Dose None

Competing Technologies
Mammography
Ultrasound technology

Health Concerns None

Cost The device is not yet on the market and its future price is unknown. However, the scanner is expected to be inexpensive.

Detection Limitations The scanner cannot detect between cancerous and benign tumours; additional tests might be required if lumps are discovered

Public Resistance None

Olena Loskutova, Energy Probe, November 20, 2010

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