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    NIH Grant Supports Breast Imaging System Combining Light, Ultrasound Technologies

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    National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding to SUNY Buffalo is supporting the college’s development of a portable breast imaging device called a dual scan mammoscope (DSM). By pairing light with ultrasound technology, the imaging system delivers effective screening for patients with dense breast tissue — nearly half of women.

    The DSM uses a laser to illuminate breast tissue; in its current state of development, the laser is a neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) laser with a 1064-nm output and a 10-ns pulse width. Ultrasound technology then measures the acoustic waves that are generated in the laser-illumination portion of the screening process. The DSM features two, simultaneous scans: one commencing from the…

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    Sep, 30 2020 |

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