A new method to increase the efficiency of contrast radiology may open the way to earlier and more reliable diagnosis of, for example, breast cancer. With new integrated electronics and signal processing, the image quality can be improved sharply. This was demonstrated by Hans Bornefalk at the Royal Institute of Technology as he presented his doctoral thesis about the technology on March 10.
To date, the new technology has only been tested in a test rig, but in principle it can open the way for earlier and more reliable diagnosis of, for example, breast cancer. In a long-term perspective, there are a number of other radiological applications in which contrast substances are used today.
To grow, a cancer needs to form its own blood vessels, which are often of poor quality and can leak. In contrast radiology, a contrast substance such as iodine is injected into the blood stream so that the blood vessels can be seen on the radiology images. Indirectly, then the cancer is also seen through the leakage in these blood vessels. Normally, a series of images is required to secure the contrast image.
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