Imaging Diagnostic Systems, a provider of laser breast imaging systems, has installed its CT Laser Mammography (CTLM) system at the Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer in the Meirav Center for Breast Radiology, located in Tel Aviv, Israel.

The CTLM system is a breast imaging system that utilises patented continuous wave laser technology and computer algorithms to create 3-D images of the breast.

The procedure is non-invasive, painless, and does not expose the patient to ionizing radiation or painful breast compression, Imaging Diagnostic Systems said.

CTLM is designed to be used in conjunction with mammography. It reveals information about blood distribution in the breast and may visualise the process of angiogenesis, which usually accompanies tumor growth.

Chaim Sheba Medical Center is the comprehensive medical center in all of Israel and the Middle-East and is home to the Israel National Center for Health Policy and Epidemiology Research, equivalent to the US National Institute of Health and the internationally-acclaimed Israel National Center for Medical Simulation.

Sheba is a major medical-scientific research facility that collaborates internationally with the bio-tech and pharmaceutical industries to develop new drugs, treatments and technologies, and the foremost global center for medical education.