Detecting breast cancer faster, cheaper and easier – that is what Chris de Korte, professor of Medical Ultrasound Imaging at the UT, is aiming for. With a new 3D ultrasound method, he wants to ensure that women receive a full diagnosis within one day and ‘avoid a week or more of terrible uncertainty’.
University of Twente scientist Vincent Groenhuis, from the department of Robotics and Mechatronics, designs robots to take more accurate biopsies from breast tissue. This contributes to a more reliable detection of breast tumors. The scientist finished his PhD cum laude last January and has several patents on his name.
After a careless childhood and strict education, the lab is where UT Professor of Multi-Modality Medical Imaging Srirang Manohar (49) found the right chemistry and fell in love with science. It sparked the choice for a Master-PhD degree in the hustle and bustle of the Indian megacity of Bangalore. Which brought him to the relative serenity of Twente, where he is now working on a ‘beyond state-of-the-art’ breast cancer diagnosis machine.