New device could make way for cheaper breast cancer screenings

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A new mobile unit could help slash the cost of breast cancer screenings dramatically for women around the globe.

The small mobile unit is developed by a US-based company.

Normal mammograms cost about $40 but the iBreast Exam is only $0.50.

The device is about the size of a computer mouse and uses censors to measure the stiffness of breast tissue.

“So the iBreast Exam is a breast cancer screening device, targeted at the developing world. It’s a very small, easy to use, very cost effective, very accurate,” says Matthew Campisi, co-founder UE Life Sciences.

The firm already has 200 units in use mostly across India.

One device can do around 100 screenings before needing to be recharged.

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