Portable Breast Scanner Detects Breast Cancer Instantly

Portable Breast Scanner Detects Breast Cancer Instantly (Video)

October 2010

Professor Zhipeng Wu has invented a portable scanner based on radio frequency technology, which is able to show in a second the presence of tumours – malignant and benign – in the breast on a computer.

Using radio frequency or microwave technology for breast cancer detection has been proven by researchers in the US, Canada and UK.

However, up to now, it can take a few minutes for an image to be produced, and this had to be done in a hospital or specialist care centre.

The image to the right shows the scanner protoype made within the University’s workshop and a laptop running the processing software. The red dot on the screen represents the detection of an abnormality.

Now Professor Wu, from the University’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, says concerned patients can receive real-time video images in using the radio frequency scanner which would clearly and simply show the presence of a tumour.

The short video below shows Professor Wu giving a demonstration:

http://www.eee.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/Scanner.html

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