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A Breast Cancer Detecting Bra Is Being Tested at Ohio State University


A wearable electronic breast cancer detector called the iTBra is currently being tested at Ohio State University. The wearable bra-like technology uses electronic sensors to detect the levels of heat in the breasts, which fluctuates over time when cancer forms in the breast. “The concept behind it is basically that when cancer forms in the breast, it changes the circadian rhythm in the breast,” said the project’s principal investigator, Dr. William Farrar. “The whole idea about when to do mammograms, how often you get them; this may help identify what group of patients need to get a mammogram earlier and in the dense population, which ones need to get an MRI or some other testing to detect cancers.” Click here to see the article in it's entirety.