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Mammogram sensitivity depends on menstrual cycle

SEATTLE — Try to schedule your screening mammogram during the first week of your menstrual cycle. It might make breast cancer screening more accurate for pre-menopausal women who choose to […]

<img src="http://www.northbaycouncil.org/pubs/better_future_1999/images/photos/xray.gif" border="1" align="right" width="112.5" height="75" />Dual use technology usually starts out with a military use that civilians find a way to commercialize. The U.S. Navy is hoping to turn that equation around with a $5 million program to <a href="http://www.wired.com/news/medtech/0,1286,54992,00.html" target="_outside">improve breast cancer detection</a>. As it happens, looking for a cancerous cell in a human breast relies on a lot of the same science as identifying targets in spy satellite photos. And since the Navy believes its current pick-'em-out technology has hit a ceiling, it hopes to develop advances in breast cancer screening that can be applied to spotting Osama bin Laden from space. Wired has a terrific story on this, and notes that real-world applications are already emerging.

Cancer detector works both ways

Dual use technology usually starts out with a military use that civilians find a way to commercialize. The U.S. Navy is hoping to turn that equation around with a $5 […]