Getting A Clearer Picture Of Breast Cancer Cells

A method for tracking enemy planes may soon track a new enemy: breast-cancer cells. Starting in the 1970s, Bernard D. Steinberg, an electrical engineer at the University of Pennsylvania, developed mathematical techniques for the military to transform blips on a radar screen into sharp images of airplanes. Now, he hopes to apply the system to ultrasound images for early detection of breast cancer.

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