Tests for Breast Cancer
Acueity ductoscopy is a patented optical system and ductoscope, about the size of a pencil tip, which enablesphysicians to look through the nipple directly into the milk ducts where 85% of breast cancer develops. Their system of microendoscopes, coupled with patented OptiC
ue™ optical technology results in large, clear and sharp video images of
the mammary duct system, with unprecedented depth of field perception and detects lesions as small as 0.2mm indiameter (50 times more sensitive than a standard mammogram.)
this can be the first test choice to check for breast cancer. The AMAS test detects the malignant growthonly and is more sensitive than mammograms. Further tests are warranted however if the AMAS is positive for cancer asit does not indicate where the cancer is located, only that there is cancer within the body. AMAS test can also be used tofollow breast cancer patients who are in remission, since the AMAS returns to normal within 3 months after breastcancer tumor (and metastases, if present) are removed or eradicated.
Ductal lavage is a new test developed by Dr. Susan Love. It is a simple blood test and an infrared imaging systemthat samples the lining of ducts of the breast to see what the cells are doing and to detect precancerous abnormalities
or cancer cells. It has been dubbed ―pap smear for the breast‖ because, like the test for cervical cancer, it is a non
-surgical approach to identifying abnormal cells, potentially making it possible to find them when they are just thinkingabout becoming cancer.
the latest cancer information involves two new forms of mammography aremaking news on detecting breast cancers: Computed Tomography Laser Mammography (CTLM) and Full Field DigitalMammography.The CTLM system uses state-of-the-art laser technology, a special array of detectors and proprietary computedalgorithms. The CTLM® system does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation or require breast compression.Digital mammography still uses low energy x-rays that pass through the breast exactly like conventional mammogramsbut are recorded by means of an electronic digital detector instead of the film. This electronic image can be displayedon a video monitor like a TV or printed onto film. The radiologist can manipulate the digital mammogram electronicallyto magnify an area, change contrast, or alter the brightness.
Another test being developed is a blood test to detect a protein marker for breast cancer. The test apparently canpick up cancerous tumors and pre-cancerous conditions.
Thermography can determine precancerous changes at an earlier, and theoretically more treatable, stage
monthsor even years before those changes would be felt as a lump or be visible on a mammogram, and all without radiation.
Thermography uses thermal imaging which detects new blood vessels and chemical changes associated with a tumor’s
genesis and growth.