Siemens has also been researching innovative biochips for breast cancer tests. ‘Biochips can perform hundreds and, in extreme cases, hundreds of thousands of diagnostic tests simultaneously. Many different tumour characteristics must be investigated in order to identify the possibility of various therapies,’ the firm points out. ‘Biochips are therefore especially suitable for performing a high number of required tests both fast and efficiently.’
The Siemens ‘Breast Care Solutions’ package combines various imaging techniques including ultrasound, mammography and magnetic resonance imaging, and these are now supplemented by laboratory diagnostic tests and DP based evaluation systems.