New 'smart' bra could detect breast cancer
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
- Duration 2:53
- Date Oct 21, 2012
Drs. Samadi and Siegel explain
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This there's a potential medical breakthrough in the fight against breast cancer.
When I'm wearing pink and -- we were in Breast Cancer Awareness Month so do which candidate would look at this this is the new Smart Brock.
It looks like this -- -- but it's meant to help detect early signs of breast cancer doctor -- remember we are morning program and folks are.
-- -- they're getting ready go to church or wherever they go -- but tell us about this new -- Thank you for the reminder -- There's something called tomography out there let me -- with that is we know that cancer.
Makes heat that if you have a cancer so it uses more blood and it's warmer than a regular so.
They develop the technique to find cancer using heat.
But in 1974.
Study showed that it wasn't that accurate.
Along came mammograms mammograms were felt to be more accurate than this.
Then came MRI which is very accurate up to 95% and David and I have discussed on this program.
It's very expensive MRI and you may find things you can necessarily weren't looking for.
I am a big fan of mammography I think women over forty should get their tomography especially -- Breslin as -- -- -- -- job brought up trials not encrusted diamond -- It's then soon here's the deal about the brawl at work the -- at the -- is.
I don't think it's ready for prime time yet studies -- 600 to 700 people.
Maybe some -- we can do with the others.
But it's not there yet he put it on and it has to heat up to what temperature to tell you -- here at risk for -- that it's not that is gonna heat up when I'm gonna make turn every two fried the chicken.
The truth is stuck activity the future of medicine is this kind of technology and I happen to -- like it.
It has about sixteen bio sensors and you know we know that the heat around the breast.
It has this or Katie we -- meaning that it could be higher in the morning could be -- And so what they do is they follow this over about a month or so and they're looking at the change of the temperature.
Now why this temperature changes.
In order forecasted to grow and get rather the breast tissue you need to have vessels and arteries that bring the blood that's -- cancer gets out.
That brings oxygen but also it increases the temperature.
So we think that this could be excellent.
In women who are much younger who have dense breast tissue that MRI and mammograms are not gonna detected this could be a great technology.
You know in advance after -- critics will tell you.
That the area the hot spot that they're finding the breast doesn't match always with a mammogram yet it still has it 92% accuracy it's about 500 dollars yes you can watch it.
And if you want to lose some diamonds on it you're more than welcome -- -- -- I was just -- about that -- -- if it -- it.
I don't care it's ugly ass thing in the world so thanks for telling -- the Hyundai -- activists find something that you couldn't find another way it's good but don't go.
Your mammogram not yet okay all right.