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能檢測乳癌的 itBra

13-02-2015

 

HIGH-TECH BRA HELPS DETECT BREAST CANCER

 

 
 
 

A new technology that could revolutionize breast cancer screening is about to begin clinical trials in the Bay Area. Rather than a mammogram or ultrasound, this system can be used at home, with potentially life-saving information transmitted through a smartphone.

For Dian Gaxiola, a routine breast screening at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View turned out to be a lifesaver. Doctors caught her cancer at a very early stage and saved her breast.

"I was very lucky, I think because of the early detection," cancer survivor Dian Gaxiola said. 

El Camino Hospital Radiologist Dr. Sila Yitta says routine mammograms and self-screening are the best defense, although many women don't always take advantage. 

"In my experience it is hit or miss, I think women, some women are consistent in doing breast exams at home, some women don't do them at all, and I often times get questions from women, asking simply, 'How do I do an exam,'" Yitta said. 

However soon, an experimental technology could help thousands of women and doctors screen for breast cancer in a new way. It's called the iTBra.

"So you'll be putting that on, so it'll now be centered over you,"

Cyrcadia Health CEO Rob Royea says the patches can be worn inside any normal bra. He said, "It's a wearable device with a number of sensors that check what happens with your circadian patterns of heat change on your breast over time."

Roye says the heat changes correlate to the accelerated cell activity associated with breast tumors. The results are then processed using sophisticated algorithms and transmitted to a smartphone.

"You wear the device for a few hours, and that information is automatically communicated to your physician," Rob Royea, Cyrcadia Health

Because the system is heat based, developers believe it may also offer advantages for some women with denser breast tissue, which can be more difficult to image using traditional mammography.

"We believe we're tissue agnostic. Meaning that for all tissues we react about the same," Rob Royea from Cyrcadia Health said.

The clinical trial being conducted at El Camino Hospital will study the results on women wearing the device for different lengths of time. The goal is to produce accurate readings in roughly two hours, ultimately making the system more convenient for women to use.

"An ideal breast cancer screening test would catch the cancer when it's smaller and easier to treat," Sila Yitta, M.D., from El Camino Hospital said. 

And whether it's a routine mammogram, or at home screening, cancer survivor Dian Gaxiola believes any investment in early detection, is worth the time.

"It's very valuable," cancer survivor Fulldian Gaxioloa said. 

If the trial is successful, Cyrcadia Health hopes to have the iTBra on the market later this year.

Written and produced by Tim Didion

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檢測,及早發現是對付乳癌最有效的方法。
因為這原因,許多女性每年都會到醫院進行乳房X光檢測,但這種檢測方法常常引起當事人的不適。如果將來有一種全新的方法來檢測乳房健康,你無須在醫院掛號,也不用讓機器掃描你的身體,只需穿上一個特制的胸圍,你會喜歡這種產品嗎?

一家名為Cyrcadia Health的新企業就開發了名為iTbra的胸圍,它內部搭載了數個溫度探測器,並且可以配合一個程式來檢測佩戴者的乳房健康程度。該公司表示,這個產品的檢測速度比乳房X光更快,而且能夠提供更加準確的乳腺組織掃描結果。該公司CEO Rob Royea表示,截止到2016年,他們計劃在美國取得FDA認證,讓醫生用這種設備來代替傳統的乳房X光。
他們還計劃在醫院向消費者銷售這種設備,方便患者每個月在家進行自我檢測。
iTbra的外形與運動胸圍類似,內部搭載了數個由Flextronics生產的感應器。這些感應器能夠記錄佩戴者的體溫變化,並且還能感知由惡性腫瘤引起的血液流動變化。該公司在俄亥俄州立大學對這個產品進行了實驗,結果表明體溫檢測技術確實可以準確的探測出人體癌變組織。在申請FDA的認證過程中,他們還將對這個產品進行進一步的實驗。
這個胸罩可以與醫生或患者的智能手機進行無線通信和數據交換,這意味著使用者在佩戴它的時候不會產生任何不適(傳統的檢測設備體積龐大,佩戴者無法自由活動)。在收集到數據之後,它會將數據發送到醫生的智能手機上,讓醫生根據數據進行診斷。
目前市場上可穿戴設備的種類繁多,但是其中大多數都是功能類似計步器的手環產品。而iTbra則專註於女性的乳房健康,或許它能夠拯救更多人的生命。

 

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