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Breast cancer detection by holographic interferometry
Author(s): Jakob Woisetschlaeger; Daniel B. Sheffer; H. Mikati; Kavitha Somasundaram; C. William Loughry; Surendra K. Chawla; Piotr J. Wesolowski
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Paper Abstract

The overall breast cancer mortality rate has remained unchanged the last 50 years. The most significant factor in the treatment is its early detection which will alter the mortality rate. In this investigation, the feasibility of holographic interferometry for the purpose of detecting breast cancer was examined. Optical setups were developed to enable the collection of holographic interferograms in vivo of asymptomatic breasts and those containing cancerous lesions. Different stressing concepts of holographic nondestructive testing and their applicability for the detection of breast cancer were tested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 February 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1756, Interferometry: Applications, (15 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140799
Show Author Affiliations
Jakob Woisetschlaeger, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Daniel B. Sheffer, Univ. of Akron (United States)
H. Mikati, Univ. of Akron (United States)
Kavitha Somasundaram, Univ. of Akron (United States)
C. William Loughry, Akron City Hospital (United States)
Surendra K. Chawla, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (United States)
Piotr J. Wesolowski, Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1756:
Interferometry: Applications
Ryszard J. Pryputniewicz; Gordon M. Brown; Werner P. O. Jueptner, Editor(s)

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