The QUSTom project has garnered significant attention in the Spanish press over the past few weeks for its work. Coordinated by the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), QUSTom has received around 50 mentions across various media channels, making headlines for the commencement of its clinical validation phase. This pioneering effort aims to introduce a radiation-free breast cancer diagnostic technique at the Vall d’Hebron Hospital in Barcelona, financed by the European Innovation Council (EIC) of the European Union. The project is a collaborative effort involving the Vall d’Hebron Research Institute (VHIR), FrontWave Imaging, the Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT), and Arctur, with Imperial College London participating as an associate partner.

The project QUSTom is set to revolutionise medical imaging by employing 3D tomographic ultrasound combined with supercomputing. This innovative approach promises to enhance the precision of early breast cancer detection, potentially outperforming traditional mammography.

Early Detection of Breast Cancer Highlighted by National Geographic

National Geographic’s Spanish website featured an article titled “¿Adiós a la mamografía? Esta nueva tecnología podría detectar mejor el cáncer de mama con ayuda de la IA” (Goodbye to Mammography? This New Technology Could Better Detect Breast Cancer with the Help of AI). The article emphasises the importance of early breast cancer detection and highlights how QUSTom’s new technology could offer more accurate results compared to current mammographic methods.

Antena 3 TV Praises Radiation-Free Technique

Spanish television channel Antena 3 has also spotlighted QUSTom, highlighting the revolutionary potential of the radiation-free diagnostic technique. The report suggests that this innovation could transform the landscape of breast cancer diagnosis, making it safer and more effective for patients.

Collaborative Effort Recognised by El Periódico

In an article published by El Periódico, the Catalonian newspaper underscores the international collaboration involved in the QUSTom project. The piece notes that the consortium includes partners from the UK, Germany, Slovenia, and Spain, bringing together physicists, engineers, computer scientists, oncologists, and radiologists to develop this cutting-edge technology.

As QUSTom progresses through its clinical validation phase, the continued media coverage underscores its potential to make a significant impact on breast cancer diagnosis. This widespread recognition not only highlights the project’s innovative approach but also its promise to improve patient outcomes through advanced medical imaging technology.

Check out some of the featured articles:

La Vanguardia
Barcelona leads a project for the diagnosis of breast cancer using a radiation-free technique

La Sexta
Una técnica sin radiación podría mejorar el diagnóstico del cáncer de mama

El aparato de mamografías sin radiación del Vall d’Hebron: “Podría revolucionar el diagnóstico de tumores”

El BSC y el Vall d’Hebron de Barcelona aplican una técnica sin radiación para detectar cáncer de mama