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.