In the United States, 90 percent of women with breast cancer survive five years. In India 66 percent do; in Uganda only 46 percent do. Every year more than 70,000 Indian women die of breast cancer, more than anywhere else in the world.
Mihir Shah is an Indian computer engineer and has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.
At Drexel University’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Science and Health Systems in Philadelphia, a new ceramic sensor technology developed and was used to detect subtle variations in breast tissue. With that, Mr. Shah and his colleague Matthew Campisi developed iBreastExam, a battery-operated wireless machine that records variations in breast elasticity…
It’s small hand-held device that allows health care workers to perform breast examinations in five minutes, anywhere. Painless and radiation-free, it provides results just a few minutes after the exam through a mobile app, which also records patients’ data.
150,000+ Women have been screened in 12 Countries.