Asian Cancer Hospital To Evaluate CT Laser Breast Imaging System

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CT Laser Breast Imaging System

Imaging Diagnostic Systems has installed a CT Laser Mammography (CTLM) system at the Tianjin Medical University's Cancer Institute and Hospital, the largest breast disease center in China.

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Research at the Cancer Institute will be led by Professor Bao Runxian, Director of Radiology. Data will be collected under three research protocols designed to improve current methods of addressing breast cancer imaging and treatment follow-up. Professor E. Milne, MD, IMDS Director of Clinical Research will train the University doctors on CTLM adjunctive image interpretation and protocol methodologies.

The Tianjin system is the second research system installed in China. The first, at Beijing's Friendship Hospital, enabled CTLM clinical procedures to become listed on the Regional schedule for patient payments. IMDS plans to install several more research CTLM systems in China to accelerate market adoption of the new laser breast imaging technique.

Both the incidence and the number of deaths from breast cancer has tripled in Chinese women, making it the second most common cause of death from cancer for Chinese women. Early detection may provide women with better treatment options. Sources in China report that the incidence of breast cancer in has increased by at least 27% over the past decade and 40% of the Chinese women diagnosed with breast cancer die within five years because the cancer is already very advanced when it is diagnosed.

The Cancer Institute and Hospital is planning the 4th Congress of the World Society for Breast Health, in Tianjin, October 18th through October 21st. The Congress is sponsored by the World Society for Breast Health, the China Oncology Society and the Chinese Medical Association. IDSI Beijing will present CTLM clinical findings at the meeting.

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