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SSI: Revolutionizing Breast Cancer Detection, but Slowly

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Building off conventional ultrasound technology, France's SSI hopes to change the way breast cancer detection is done, reducing the number of unnecessary biopsies by employing elastography to register the stiffness of breast tissue. But as the company seeks to challenge a 3000 year old, low tech approach--manual palpation--company officials are proceeding slowly and are cautious about the claims they make for their technology's innovativeness.

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