CTLM study highlights importance of assessing breast angiogenesis in cancer cases

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Imaging Diagnostic Systems highlighted a recent CT Laser Mammography study that highlighted the importance of imaging the presence and extent of angiogenesis in breasts as a means to improve breast cancer detection and management methods. Angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels. In the breast, such new vessels are associated with cancer growth.

The study, "Role of CTLM in Early Detection of Vascular Breast Lesions", published in The Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Vol. 37, No. 1.

For the study CTLM studies were performed on 450 breasts. The findings cite “the problems with conventional breast imaging techniques and emphasizes the important role our new CT Laser Mammography system (CTLM) can play in improving detection and management,” said Tim Hansen, IDSI CEO. “The only other technique to image neovascularization is MRI; CTLM is less invasive, less expensive, and may have sensitivity advantages."