Structure Illuminated Color X-ray Phase Imaging for Breast Cancer Screening

Description:

One in every nine women is expected to develop breast cancer in her life. Current mainstream screening technology is the mammography. Mammography suffers from a range of problems including low signal level, poor contrast, and radiation dose. It leads to severe over-diagnostic problems. In contrast, our breast cancer screening system with color X-ray phase tomosynthesis can achieve a dramatically enhanced contrast (about 1000 X larger than attenuation at clinic energies), as well as targeted differentiation between normal breast tissue and hardening carcinoma. The outcome is greatly improved accuracy and specificity for breast cancer screening.

Patent Information:
For Information, Contact:
Li Chen
Licensing Associate
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
(540) 443-9217
lchen@vtip.org
Inventors:
Guohua Cao
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