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Spectral transillumination of female breasts and breast tissue-like material
Author(s): Hans Heusmann; Jochen G. Koelzer; Johann Otto; Ralf Puls; T. Friedrich; Sylvia Heywang-Koebrunner; Wolfgang Zinth
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Paper Abstract

Several types of tissue-like materials, animal tissues and human breast tissues in vitro, have been measured by a photospectrometer at visible and near-infrared wavelengths (between approximately 500 and 1100 nm) with the aim of correlating the dominant spectral features. In the clinical part of this work female volunteers of different age with various thicknesses of breast tissue at different sites were transilluminated spectroscopically in vivo in this diagnostic window. In addition, phantom experiments have been conducted to answer the question of how sensitively absorbing objects hidden inside a turbid medium several centimeters thick may be identified from their spectral signature. On the basis of these results it may be possible to improve the detectability of breast lesions, for example tumors, by a spectral transillumination technique.

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Date Published: 31 January 1995
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 2326, Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue, (31 January 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.200840
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Hans Heusmann, Siemens AG and Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)
Jochen G. Koelzer, Siemens AG (Germany)
Johann Otto, Siemens AG (Germany)
Ralf Puls, Leipzig Univ. Hospital (Germany)
T. Friedrich, Leipzig Univ. Hospital (Germany)
Sylvia Heywang-Koebrunner, Leipzig Univ. Hospital (Germany)
Wolfgang Zinth, Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ. Muenchen (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2326:
Photon Transport in Highly Scattering Tissue
Sigrid Avrillier; Britton Chance; Gerhard J. Mueller; Alexander V. Priezzhev; Valery V. Tuchin, Editor(s)

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