Small-angle-x-ray-scattering-breast-cancer-diagnosis.jpg The researchers at the University of New England (UNE) are developing new tools to diagnose breast cancer. This facilitates diagnosis of breast cancer with fewer biopsies and less exposure to x-rays. The technique called "Small-angle x-ray scattering" developed by Greg Falzon.

Features of Small angle x-ray scattering

a. The technique can diagnose breast cancer with a success rate of 95%. The conventional techniques has success rates between 70-90%.
b. The new diagnostic tools are combination of physical and statistical techniques.
c. With this the exposure time to x-rays is reduced to 45-seconds from the 1-hour required currently.
d. The technique fulfills the need for a secondary screening procedure so that, when a suspicious lesion is found on a mammogram, the lesion can be assessed and a decision made on whether a biopsy should be performed. or not.

PHOTOGRAPH shows (from left) Dr Bob Murison, Caro-Anne Badcock, Greg Falzon, and Dr Sarah Pearson

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