Massachusetts Life Sciences Center has awarded Qianqian Fang, PhD, and Philips Healthcare a $500,000 grant aimed at equipping traditional mammography systems with a low-cost optical imaging system with the potential to dramatically improve breast cancer detection.
Mass General researcher gets grant to study optical breast imaging
Whereas mammography traditionally provides radiologists with a 2D structural image from which to detect abnormalities, optical imaging offers functional information by allowing physicians to compare varying hemoglobin concentrations within healthy, benign and malignant breast tissues.
Source: Health Imaging & IT
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mass General #1 in New England and #2 in the nation based on our quality of care, patient safety and reputation in 16 clinical specialties.
Search the archive for previously published news articles, press releases and publications.
Departments and Centers at Mass General have a reputation for excellence in patient care. View a list of all departments.