Two complementary signals to improve the diagnostic pathway of cervical cancer

The current diagnostic pathway of cervical cancer lacks simple and reliable examinations to rule out the disease, so that gynecologists must often refers the patient to a more invasive, but dependable biopsy (i.e. sampling of a small amount of tissue, sent for laboratory analysis).

We propose a new, non-invasive and insightful medical device that provides two signals (the structural 3D imaging of the tissue, and its mechanical characterization). Our device could help gynecologists establish a more accurate diagnosis in the earlier steps of the cervical cancer diagnosis, ruling out unnecessary biopsies, and guiding the sampling for necessary ones.