Image Top: Thermal imaging used in breast cancer detection. Bottom: Niramai cofounders Geetha Manjunath and Nidhi Mathur
Health startup harnesses AI, to offer radiation-free breast cancer detection
March 15 2019: Most women are aware of the importance of checking-- early -- for any signs of breast cancer. And many women keep putting off a traditional test because of the hassle.
Now maybe, more women will take the test -- with a new procedure that is simple, non-invasive and radiation free. It is called NIRAMAI (Non-Invasive Risk Assessment with Machine Intelligence), and harnesses an innovation, Thermalytix, a combo of AI with thermal imaging -- heat maps -- to detect breast cancer at an early stage.
NIRAMAI which means 'free from illness' in Sanskrit is a Bangalore-based tech startup cofounded by Dr Geetha Manjunath, earlier a Principal Research Scientist at Hewlett Packard Laboratories for 17 years and Nidhi Mathur, former Senior Product Manager at Xerox Research.
The breast cancer test is based on six patents and is currently available in Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Mysore, Dehradun and Odisha. In Hyderabad, Niramai offers exclusive breast cancer screening centre, UmAnG in the Lumbini Jewel mall. Website: http://niramai.com/