Srirang Manohar from the BMPI will head a large European research consortium to develop a new imaging device for the diagnosis of breast cancer. A prototype of the device will be ready for large scale testing and production in four years. Not only will it provide improved photoacoustic and ultrasound imaging, it will also be able to combine the images generated by both techniques. The expectation is that the new imager will improve and accelerate the diagnosis of breast cancer, and also be applicable for younger women.
The project is financed by the European Union's Horizon 2020 programme. Essential criteria for e funding by the programme are excellent scientific research, cooperation between different scientific disciplines and with industry, and whether the research addresses large social problems.
The project is entitled – PAMMOTH: Photoacoustic/Ultrasound Mammoscopy for evaluating screening-detected lesions in the breast
For more information about the project and the work on breast imaging, contact Srirang Manohar (email@example.com).