Stratford-based company develops 3D breast cancer imaging technology
A Stratford-based company says it is the only business in the world to have developed advanced breast cancer 3D imaging technology that could reduce the chances a patient will need a second surgery.
Vikram Butani is on a mission to help people who get breast cancer get rid of it in a single surgery.
He's the CEO of KUBTEC, a medical imaging company based in Stratford.
"No surgeon wants to be in the place where they're making that call to their patient to say, 'I didn't get it the first time,'" Butani says.
The company has developed a 3D imaging system used by breast surgeons to better visualize tumors while performing lumpectomies.
"We believe it is a groundbreaking development."
Butani says the system, called MOZART, uses innovative software that allows doctors to see and excise all the cancer cells the first time around, dramatically decreasing the chances of the cancer returning.
"With this system we do a 3D imaging off the excised tissue in the operating room to confirm that the entire cancer was removed the first time."
Butani says the MOTZART system reduces the chances of needing a second surgery by up to 50%.