Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Omar RamahiInexpensive new technology promises benefits including more frequent tests, earlier detection and enormous health-care savings

Researchers at Waterloo Engineering have developed new, inexpensive technology that could save lives and money by routinely screening women for breast cancer without exposure to radiation.

The system uses harmless microwaves and artificial intelligence (AI) software to detect even small, early stage tumors within minutes.

“Our top priorities were to make this detection-based modality fast and inexpensive,” says Omar Ramahi, a professor of electrical and computer engineering. “We have incredibly encouraging results and we believe that is because of its simplicity.”

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