Important step towards early detection of breast cancer

In comparison, the mother can see lesions only 1.5 mm, while the best system currently available offers a resolution of 5 mm. The system typically improves the diagnosis of all patients, but is especially effective for women with breast implants or young women whose breast density has always been difficult to get a clear picture.This new mammography also allows patient comfort. In this sense, the Institute of Biomechanics of Valencia has assessed the company ONCOVISION in designing, manufacturing and mechanical testing of the stretcher, and applied the methods of user-friendly design and ergonomic criteria. For example, lifting columns have been added to the table for easy use by elderly and disabled.

The picture is taken without compressing the breast to thank detector ring surrounding the pendulous breasts. According to Dr. Benlloch And ‘greatly improves the visualization and diagnosis because sometimes there are tumors that are very near the base of the pectoral muscle.

The most striking of mammography is the way captures the image. The patient lies face down on a special table, and enters a breast in one of the openings. Beside the stretcher, the position of specialist in a shopping cart that integrates the system of a sensor-based detection of gamma rays.

Besser said: ‘The entrance of Proteus in the U.S. market is expected to be the first in a series of technology applications such as coronary, carotid and renal vascular beds.

Until now, the whole body PET have been reported for breast cancer patients or people at high risk of suffering from this disease. However, the result is a low resolution image and then does not detect small tumors. Our device, however, is devoted exclusively to the breast so that the detectors are very close to that part of the body and show cancers at an early stage , explains Luis Caballero, a project manager ONCOVISION.

In the early stages of cancer, malignant cells replicate in an uncontrolled way and, after one or two years, the cause of a lesion that is visible with current techniques. After that, the lesion extends and takes about a year until they can be heard.

The device is currently installed in the National Cancer Institute in Amsterdam and has already been set up at the clinic at the Technical University of Monaco of Bavaria , where they have completed the clinical research and examined more than fifty patients. The new system will soon be installed in a provincial hospital in Castell n and other international hospitals have shown interest in buying it.

The other major innovation is the technique used. Conventional mammography is an x-ray of mammary gland. Mother, however, the technique is based on PET for the diagnosis of breast cancer, which offers many advantages.

European researchers have developed a PET system with greater resolution and sensitivity on the market, dedicated to the diagnosis of breast cancer at an early stage.

The device Mother allows doctors to start treatment with one or even two years earlier than usual and to evaluate patient response to chemotherapy.