Turkey is preparing to take a significant step forward in the field of medicine. A device developed under the leadership of Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akduman from the Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Istanbul Technical University offers hope in the early detection of breast cancer. In an interview with TGRT Haber's Özay Erad, Akduman shared details about the device.
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akduman has been working on electromagnetic and microwave imaging techniques for 33 years. Since 2009, he has focused on medical devices. Akduman completed the clinical trials of the device in 2019 and initiated the certification process from the European Union.
Prof. Dr. Akduman described the device as follows: "There was no device capable of scanning women between the ages of 20 and 40. This will be the first device of its kind." Akduman emphasized that the device specifically targets young women and aims to detect breast cancer at an early stage.
Dr. Nur Buğdaycı, a radiologist from Marmara University Pendik Training and Research Hospital, commented on the use of the device: “There is no ionizing radiation; they use non-ionizing wavelengths, allowing for early screenings. We use harmless electromagnetic waves. The energy levels are one-tenth of those used in mobile phones. This is a very important device for screening and monitoring purposes.”
Prof. Dr. İbrahim Akduman believes that this device will usher in a new era in breast cancer screenings. He expressed his confidence that Turkey's significant step in the field of medicine will open doors for early detection of breast cancer and more effective interventions.
Source: TGRT Haber