CapeRay Wins US Patent for Dual-Mode Imaging System to Detect Breast Cancer

CapeRay Wins US Patent for Dual-Mode Imaging System to Detect Breast Cancer
CapeRay has received a U.S. patent for its dual-mode breast imaging system, which combines X-rays and ultrasounds in a single device. It is the second patent the system has received. The first was from the United Kingdom in July 2015. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime, and more than 40 percent will die of it, experts estimate. When diagnosed early, breast cancer can be successfully treated, highlighting the need for better and more accurate diagnostic tools. Mammography has been a mainstay in breast cancer screening the past three decades. While it has saved many lives, it is unable to detect, with accuracy, early-stage breast cancer in women who have dense breasts. That condition affects nearly 40 percent of women worldwide. Combining digital mammography with breast ultrasound, particularly 3D automated breast ultrasound, appears to increase the accurate diagnosis of early-stage breast cancer. CapeRay has combined both imaging modes into a single device. That eliminates the need for women to have two screenings in which the breasts may be differently oriented and compressed.  A single devices improves diagnostic accuracy in dense breasts, CapeRay said. The company's first model, named Aceso in honor of the Greek goddess of healing, requires only 10 minutes to screen a patient, versus 30 minutes when two separate imaging procedures are
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