CTLM® – Laser Breast
Imaging Without Compression
CTLM® stands for Computed Tomography Laser Mammography and is a method of visualizing at the blood distribution within the breast. Computed Tomography Laser Mammography is an exciting new way of looking at breast abnormalities.
Since newly forming tumors have increased blood flow, CTLM® may be the answer to locating angiogenesis which can be hidden in routine mammography. Additionally, with CTLM®, dense breast tissue is easily imaged providing the physician with additional information that mammography is unable to provide.
Facts About CTLM® And Optical Imaging:
- CTLM® – Computed Tomography Laser Mammography is part of the emerging field of optical imaging.
- Scientific data has demonstrated that CTLM® images angiogenesis. Angiogenesis is a requirement for any process in the breast that has increased metabolic demands such as invasive and in situ cancers.
- CTLM® does not use ionizing radiation (no x-rays).
- CTLM® was designed as an adjunct to mammography and ultrasound for imaging dense breasts.
- There is NO breast compression with CTLM® and the breast hangs in the machine opening in it’s natural position.
- In a study of over 100 women, including 30 with breast cancer, optical imaging increased sensitivity and specificity of breast cancer detection by more than 90% (Britton Chance, Molecular Imaging, Vol. 2 #2)
- CTLM® – Computed Tomography Laser Mammography provides additional biological information that may be useful in assisting with the early detection of breast cancer and/or clinically relevant anomalies.