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SAFE: A Novel Microwave Imaging System Design for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection—Clinical Evaluation

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Mitos Medical Technologies, ITU Ayazaga Ari Teknokent 2-B Block 2-2-E, Maslak, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey
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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Faculty, Istanbul Technical University, Maslak, 34469 Istanbul, Turkey
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Department of Radiology, School of Medicine, Marmara University, Pendik, 34899 Istanbul, Turkey
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Radiology Department, Breast Health Center, Altunizade Hospital, Acibadem M.A.A. University, Atasehir, 34684 Istanbul, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Panos Kosmas
Diagnostics 2021, 11(3), 533; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11030533
Received: 31 January 2021 / Revised: 11 March 2021 / Accepted: 11 March 2021 / Published: 16 March 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electromagnetic Imaging for a Novel Generation of Medical Devices)
SAFE (Scan and Find Early) is a novel microwave imaging device intended for breast cancer screening and early detection. SAFE is based on the use of harmless electromagnetic waves and can provide relevant initial diagnostic information without resorting to X-rays. Because of SAFE’s harmless effect on organic tissue, imaging can be performed repeatedly. In addition, the scanning process itself is not painful since breast compression is not required. Because of the absence of physical compression, SAFE can also detect tumors that are close to the thoracic wall. A total number of 115 patients underwent the SAFE scanning procedure, and the resultant images were compared with available magnetic resonance (MR), ultrasound, and mammography images in order to determine the correct detection rate. A sensitivity of 63% was achieved. Breast size influenced overall sensitivity, as sensitivity was lower in smaller breasts (51%) compared to larger ones (74%). Even though this is only a preliminary study, the results show promising concordance with clinical reports, thus encouraging further SAFE clinical studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer; microwave imaging; early diagnosis; clinical study breast cancer; microwave imaging; early diagnosis; clinical study
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Janjic, A.; Cayoren, M.; Akduman, I.; Yilmaz, T.; Onemli, E.; Bugdayci, O.; Aribal, M.E. SAFE: A Novel Microwave Imaging System Design for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection—Clinical Evaluation. Diagnostics 2021, 11, 533. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11030533

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Janjic A, Cayoren M, Akduman I, Yilmaz T, Onemli E, Bugdayci O, Aribal ME. SAFE: A Novel Microwave Imaging System Design for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection—Clinical Evaluation. Diagnostics. 2021; 11(3):533. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11030533

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Janjic, Aleksandar, Mehmet Cayoren, Ibrahim Akduman, Tuba Yilmaz, Emre Onemli, Onur Bugdayci, and Mustafa E. Aribal 2021. "SAFE: A Novel Microwave Imaging System Design for Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection—Clinical Evaluation" Diagnostics 11, no. 3: 533. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics11030533

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