The World's First Successful Microwave Mammography
Succeeded in detecting breast cancer by microwave mammography with high density breasts which was difficult by current X-ray mammography and/or ultrasound mammography.
Microwave mammography will reduce the examinees stress, helps early detection, and creates economic effects (cost reduction).
For the first time in the world, we succeeded in solving the inverse problem of wave scattering and developed a prototype of microwave scattering field tomographic imaging system using the differences of microwave reflection of normal and cancer tissues.
Approximately 400 clinical trials have been conducted to demonstrate the effectiveness of this technology over current technology with high density breasts.
-Japan, USA, China, Europe (Germany, France, Romania, UK, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Czech Republic, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Turkey).
-1st Japan Medical Research and Development Award
-Improvement in screening rate (current 40% , target 90%) by less physical stress of examinees.
-Medical cost reduction of ¥79.4B ($800M) by early detection and treatment.
According to Kimura`s estimate, early detection will save ¥16.2B($170M)
(¥17.7→¥1.5B) per year by partial removal surgery (not total removal).
In addition, reduction of medicine costs during cancer treatments will decrease ¥ 63.2B
($680M) per year. In total, there will be ¥79.4B ($850M) cost reduction.