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  • Northeastern University using microwaves to diagnose breast cancer

    Boston Business Journal - 11/25/2014

    The same kinds of microwaves used in air traffic control radar is being used by researchers at Northeastern University to better see and diagnose breast cancer.

    Since microwaves bounce back differently depending on what they hit and where they hit it, electrical and computer engineering professor Carey Rappaport says the technology is ideal to look for breast tumors.

    “We try to pick out the tumor relative to the healthy background based on the observed measure of tumor characteristics,” said Rappaport.

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