The Use of Laser Mammography in Detecting and Treating the Breast Cancer

The cancer that originates from the tissues in the breast is known as the breast cancer. The breast cancer primarily occurs in the lining of the milk ducts or the lobules that supply the ducts with the milk. There are varying types of breast cancers that have different stages, aggressiveness as well as the genetic makeup of the individual. The risk factor associated with the breast cancer depends upon these factors. Some of the most common types of treatment include drug (hormonal therapy and chemotherapy) as well as radiation. One method that is used quite often in the diagnosis and the treatment of breast cancer is that of the Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM). This laser tomography is the trademark of the Imaging diagnostic systems, Inc. The organization uses the optical tomographic technique for the correct female breast imaging.

In the laser mammography technique the laser energy is used in the near end of the infra red region of the spectra in order to detect the signs of angiogenesis in the breast tissue. The method can be described as the optical molecular imaging for hemoglobin that is both oxygenated as well as deoxygenated. The beams travel through the tissue and then suffer attenuation. A laser detector is used to measure the intensity drop. The data is collected as the detector moves across the breast and simultaneously creating a tomography image.

The laser mammography can easily show the hemoglobin distribution in a tissue and can also detect the areas that might be suffering from angiogenesis surrounding the malignant tumors.


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