Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and physicians from the Rochester Regional Health System (RRHS) have developed a noninvasive, cost-effective method using infrared (IR) technology to locate hard-to-find breast cancer tumors. The system consists of an IR camera on a track mounted underneath a cushioned table. It is angled and can be adjusted as the clinician moves it to take images. The team is also using advanced computer simulation technology to do predictive analysis on tumor locations and growth.
The RIT-RRHS team has received funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to screen patients and correlate IR images against original MRI images, to provide validation of the overall process and technology.