European scientists have developed a new breast imaging technique that may end unnecessary biopsies as it can distinguish malignant tumours from benign.
While mammography can identify breast lumps, it can result in many false positives where the lumps are not actually cancerous.
The Solus combines imaging and ultrasound techniques using a non-invasive pen probe, similar to that used for pregnancy scans. The probe can identify changes in concentrations of oxygenated and deoxygenated haemoglobin, collagen, lipids, and water in a suspect tumour which can determine if it is cancerous.
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