New sophisticated breast cancer imaging technique on the way

9 News | Thursday 4 October 2018

 The advanced imaging technique called phase-contract computed tomography will be used in a pilot study in 2020. (9news)

The advanced imaging technique called phase-contract computed tomography will be used in a pilot study in 2020. (9news)

Australian researchers are working on an imaging technique to better detect breast cancer - which is expected to kill more than 3,000 people this year.

More than 800,000 mammograms are performed each year, which is the primary screening tool for the common disease.