Breast cancer is the most common type of female cancer and continues to be one of the main causes of cancer death in women. Despite the advances made in modern medicine and contemporary targeted therapies, the stage of breast cancer at the time of diagnosis is still the most important driver of patient survival. This means that there is an obvious and persisting need for an improved early diagnosis of this disease.
The project Digital Hybrid Breast PET/MRI for Enhanced Diagnosis of Breast Cancer, HYPMED for short, will develop a hybrid system of two medical imaging modalities (MRI and PET) for improved diagnosis of breast cancer and personalised therapy control. Read more.