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Posted at: Apr 10, 2018, 2:35 AM; last updated: Apr 10, 2018, 2:35 AM (IST)

Technique for early diagnosis of breast cancer by IIT, Ropar

Tribune News Service

Ropar, April 9

The Indian Institute of Technology, Ropar, has introduced a novel pulse compression favourable ‘Active Infrared Thermography’ for the early detection of breast cancer. 

With this technique, breast cancer can be detected at an early stage in women of all ages. 

The proposed technique makes use of infrared emission emanating from the breast to detect the hidden tumors inside it at an early stage. Dr Ravibabu Mulaveesala, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Ropar, said: “Following the success of research predictions of our group at InfraRed Imaging Laboratory (IRIL), we are now working towards the development of portable, low cost, an active infrared screening system, which will provide an early detection of breast cancer irrespective of patient’s age, size, type of breast (either fatty or dense) and it’s stage”.

Recently, the research paper, ‘Applicability of active infrared thermography for screening of human breast: a numerical study’, has been published in the Journal of Biomedical Optics. 

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