News Article - 10/24/2012 - 11:47am

UCLA professor of physics and astronomy Jianwei (John) Miao and European colleagues have developed a process called equally sloped tomography, or EST, to allow breast tumors to be detected earlier and with much greater accuracy. These images are two to three times sharper than those made using current CT scanners at hospitals. The technique also uses a lower dose of X-ray radiation than a mammogram.