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Breast exam table

This table detects breast cancer using sound waves, not X-rays

A company called Delphinus Medical Technologies has developed a safer alternative to breast cancer screening called the SoftVue which, instead of an X-ray, uses ultrasonic sound waves that bounce around a large water tank.  Traditional mammography machines rely on ionizing radiation to image a patient's breasts.

The risk of developing cancer from the procedure itself is all but eliminated, and the exam appears to be considerably more comfortable for the patient.  The patient lies face down on a table sitting atop a tank of warm water and places their breast into a sealed opening surrounded by a transucer sensor ring.

Source:  Gizmodo
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