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Developing the next generation of ultrasound

Webinar: NPL Ultrasound Technology

As the UK’s National Metrology Institute, NPL is focused on the development of new ultrasound imaging techniques to support earlier diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.

NPL scientists have developed a research platform for imaging of breast tissue, using Ultrasound Computed Tomography. The platform works by transmitting ultrasonic waves through the breast, which are detected by novel sensors.

NPL recognises the importance of developing the next generation of ultrasound that industry can rely on and the need to engage with medical professionals to shape the future of breast cancer detection.

Taking place on 30th September 2020 and hosted by NPL Fellow Professor Bajram Zeqiri, our Breast Imaging Webinar will explore NPL’s new ultrasound technology and aims to gather input from clinicians, medical physicists, radiologists and other interested health professionals on the potential impact of this exciting technology.

In comparison to X-Ray Mammography, this new technology is less invasive and eliminates the risks of exposure to ionising radiation. NPL studies have shown that the system generates near artefact-free maps of the attenuation coefficient of simple test objects, and the first in-person studies of ultrasound attenuation have been completed.

During this interactive webinar, you’ll get the opportunity to understand more about this innovative technology and input your thoughts on where in the patient pathway it would be best utilised.

Find out more and register here.

27 Aug 2020