A New Front in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

A New Front in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

Story and photo courtesy of The Rochester Beacon

Satish Kandlikar is committed to the collective fight against breast cancer.

The Gleason Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology launched Bired Imaging roughly a month ago, which uses thermography and a proprietary algorithm to detect tumors in breasts.

Targeted as a complement to mammography, Bired Imaging posits that a nonradiative, nonintrusive and low-cost technology will reduce unnecessary biopsies and patient discomfort.

Kandlikar began to study the application of thermography as a screening modality in 2014, with a high-end infrared camera once used for fuel-cell research. (Thermography uses an infrared camera to detect heat patterns and blood flow in body tissues.)

Read this full (and incredible) report The Rochester Beacon.