Press Release

NASA Holds Media Briefing – New Technology Could Aid in the Interpretation of Mammograms, Ultrasounds, Other Medical Imagery

By SpaceRef Editor
October 12, 2010
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GREENBELT, Md. — NASA will host a media teleconference at 11:00am ET on Thursday, October 14, 2010, to discuss NASA’s software that has been incorporated into a new medical imaging that one day could aid in the interpretation of mammograms, ultrasounds, and other medical imagery.

NASA is hosting this event in conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Panelists include:

  • Nona Cheeks, Chief of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Innovative Partnerships Program Office
  • James C. Tilton, Ph.D., Computer Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Fitz Walker, president and CEO of Bartron Medical Imaging
  • Dr. Molly Brewster, a professor with the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, University of Connecticut Health Center

To participate in the teleconference, reporters should email at or call him at 301.286.0697. Requests must include media affiliation and telephone number. Supporting information will be posted at the start of the news conference at:

Audio of the teleconference will be streamed live at:

Rani Gran/Sarah DeWitt
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SpaceRef staff editor.