New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

A new, noninvasive second opinion following a mammogram.

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Computerized Thermal Imaging Inc.'s system shows malignant tumors (red).

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.