By Sophie Cousins, an Australian writer and freelance journalist, in the New York Times
For poorer people in India and many other countries, a computer engineer has found a way to detect breast cancer without radiation.
More than 90 percent of women in the developing world don’t have access to early detection of breast cancer. One reason is that mammograms, the gold-standard screening technique, are rarely used because of their high cost and a lack of trained radiologists. India has one radiologist for every 100,000 people; the United States has 12.