Imaging Diagnostic Systems Inc., a Plantation, Florida-based company, and the maker of CTLM® (Computed Tomography Laser Mammography) system, is reporting that its device is making rounds in the European scientific publications. Here’s how the company describes its system that explores increased blood flow to breast cancer tissue to make a diagnosis:
The Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM®) system uses lasers to image the breast in a non-invasive procedure. Unlike x-ray mammography, CTLM images blood hemoglobin and the process of neoangiogenesis or new vessel formation which is often associated with breast cancer…
Q: What is CT Laser Mammography?
A: A CT-like scanner, but its energy source for imaging is a laser diode beam in place of ionizing radiation such as is found in conventional x-ray mammography or CT scanners.
Q: How Is A Patient Examined?
A: A patient lies face down on the scanning table with one breast hanging into a specially designed scanning chamber. The laser beam sweeps 360 degrees around the breast starting from the chest wall moving forward until the entire breast is scanned. The data is acquired by our patented array of specialized detectors, where it is reconstructed by our proprietary computed algorithms to create three-dimensional cross sectional images of the breast. The examination takes approximately 15 minutes to perform and requires no breast compression.
Q: Can The CTLM Be Used In Place Of A Screening Mammogram?
A: Not currently, the CTLM is being positioned as an adjunct to mammography