A team of researchers at West Virginia University are leading a multi-institution effort developing new tools to improve the detection of breast diseases.

According to a news feature in “medicalphysicsweb,” women with dense, cystic, post-surgical and augmented breasts can be difficult to evaluate using current imaging techniques, but a PET/CT scanner dedicated to breast imaging could provide supplemental data for inconclusive mammograms.

A prototype PET/CT scanner has been developed by Raymond Raylman, professor of radiology in the WVU School of Medicine, and his team.

Read more about the scanner: http://medicalphysicsweb.org/cws/article/research/7144