Conformable ultrasound breast patch
A wearable device to detect breast cancer
Early detection of breast cancer is key to increasing patient survival rates. However, the shape and makeup of human breasts are complex and variable. Current transducers are too rigid, bulky and planar to accurately perform whole-breast imaging, and ultrasound imaging is expensive and must be performed by skilled operators. This project is developing a conformable ultrasound breast patch that provides for large-area, deep scanning, and multiangle breast tissue imaging capability. This wearable device could allow people to detect early-stage tumors and increase patient survival rates.