“CURA’s Illumine 360 degree can detect breast anomalies several years ahead of prevalent breast cancer screening methods, without causing pain due to compression and without non-ionizing radiation and human touch. With Illumina 360 degree, we believe that we have removed most of the barriers for early breast screening – pain, discomfort, radiation safety and breast exposure. Further, such device detects disease years earlier than today’s conventional screening modalities and when it is addressable without invasive and painful procedures,” said M Bala, president and CEO of CURA Healthcare. They also believe that Illumine 360 degree could be a big game changer in breast health care. With this system, mass breast screening from early ages could be a reality now in India.
Dr Renu Swaroop, Managing Director, Bio-technology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), department of Bio-technology, Government of India, said, “We at BIRAC are here to stimulate, foster and enhance bio-tech innovation that can bridge existing healthcare gaps and improve lives of 1.3 billion Indians.” This would be a critical mandate of Government of India and they are pleased to announce the birth of such innovation, he added.
Dr Sandeep Jaipurkar, Radiologist at Vijaya Health Centre and breast clinic, said, “The device ushers in a new age in breast care. Illumina 360 degree is like a thermometer for the breast health assessment. An examination can be conducted as comfortable as an early thermometer test during fever. The high sensitivity camera of the device can detect the minutest heat changes in the breast to indicate the presence of anomalies at cellular levels.”