Microwaves can find tumours in dense breasts
Research on an alternative to the traditional mammography is conducted at Chalmers University of Technology, can be read in an article at The department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers. Instead of the current, often painful, X-ray examinations, microwaves can be used for medical imaging of breast tissue to, more accurately, detect breast cancer. The technique is particularly useful as it is capable of also detecting tumours in so called dense breasts.
“Our research indicates that microwave technology can be more effective, gentler and easier than the alternatives available today to diagnose breast cancer”, says Andreas Fhager, Associate Professor of Biomedical electromagnetics at the department of Electrical Engineering at Chalmers.