By Clay Dillow and Denise NgoPosted 03.23.2010 at 1:25 pm 2 Comments
Billed as "a unique collaboration between science and design," IMPACT! – an exhibition that recently wrapped at the Royal College of Art in Kensington, UK – explored the many ways physical sciences and engineering overlap to leave their marks on our ecnomies, our policies, and our everyday lives.
More than 1 million women are scarred every year enduring biopsies that test for breast cancer, and the majority turn out negative. Now Computerized Thermal Imaging Inc. hopes to eliminate unnecessary procedures by providing a noninvasive second opinion following a mammogram. Its thermal imaging system shows malignant tumors (red circle, left)-which are 1 to 2 degrees warmer than benign ones-as hot spots. The FDA could approve the system this year.