This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. KOBE, JAPAN—A group led by Kobe University has developed a new image inspection method to detect breast cancer with high accuracy by using a transmitter that sends weak radio signals when placed over the breast. The method provides clear three-dimensional images without inflicting pain on patients, unlike mammograms that are currently used for breast cancer screenings, according to the group. The group aims to start clinical trials in fiscal in a bid to spread the new technique in screenings. Kobe University professor Kenjiro Kimura, a specialist in metrology, and other researchers looked at the fact that breasts are mostly made of fat, with radio waves deflecting body tissue but penetrating fat. The group established the method of instantly creating a stereoscopic image of cancerous tumours by transmitting radio waves to a breast and analyzing the waves that were deflected off tumours.