Following an article I posted a few weeks ago on Hitachi's research into Urine Testing for Breast Cancer.
I would like to share another on a related topic, Hitachi recently announced the release of "a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees".
I'm pleased to see Hitachi's strategic focus on driving innovation to help tackle this terrible disease that affects millions of women globally.
Hitachi has developed a new technology that detects breast cancer by beaming ultrasonic waves at breasts from 360 degrees. The new technology can identify breast cancer in young women with high accuracy compared with one-way ultrasonography or mammography, company officials said. With the new method, patients position themselves face down on a specially designed bed which has cups filled with water for the breasts. While women in their late 40s account for the largest share of breast cancer patients in Japan, early detection for young women is a major challenge. Mammography, which uses X-rays, had less diagnostic accuracy for younger people due to the high density of their breast tissue, and the method is painful as well. The accuracy of one-way ultrasonography screening depends on the proficiency of the examiner.