Univ. of Ariz. wins $3.6M for CT breast cancer research

By AuntMinnie.com staff writers

September 27, 2019 -- The University of Arizona Department of Medical Imaging has been awarded $3.6 million to develop a new CT-based method to detect and diagnose breast cancer.

A grant from the U.S. National Cancer Institute bestows the funds on the university over five years to advance the efforts of Andrew Karellas, PhD; Srinivasan Vedantham, PhD; and the department's Biomedical Imaging Innovation and Clinical Translation in Next-Gen CT (BIG-CT) team to develop a new breast-specific CT exam that will provide 3D images of breast tissue.

The research will aim to reduce patient discomfort with breast cancer screening and also provide an accurate assessment of breast density, according to the university.

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