Scientists use near-infraredscans to spot breast cancer
A team of scientists from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, has received a patent for a technology that uses near-infrared light to detect breast cancer.

Prof K Rajan, of the department of physics at IISc, K Rajan, Manab Jyoti Saikia and R M Vasu, have developed the technology, near infrared optical tomography, which they will soon use in human tests.

While not exactly new — scientists have experimented with near-infrared optical tomography systems to detect breast cancer since at least 2004 — the IISc team's technology, which received a patent on December 23, 2016, is a potentially less harmful than X-ray-based mammography....