Light from the high intensity LEDs in BREAST-i is scattered through the breast tissues. Helping users to identify any issues.
Use the BREAST-i whilst sitting or standing, by looking down directly at your breasts. You can also use a mirror to help viewing.
You can also visit a GP’s office, here the BREAST-i examination can be carried out by either a doctor or surgeon.
Place the BREAST-i under your right breast. Note the appearance, here there are no obvious shadows that can be seen.
Next the BREAST-i is placed under your left breast. Light is transmitted through the breast, again no shadows to be noted.
Keep an eye out for any dark areas which weren’t there previously. If present, this should alert the user to be checked out by her doctor.
Sometimes there are enlarged blood vessels and just a small, feint shadow around the vessels. Again this needs to be seen by a doctor.
Lit with the BREAST-i this image displays a normal breast with veins, appearing mainly bright throughout.
Breast with visible mass. The dark area is caused by angiogenesis, and the blood vessels feeding it are obvious.