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