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Margin assessment of three-dimensional breast cancer phantoms using terahertz imaging
Author(s): Tyler Bowman; Alec Walter; Magda El-Shenawee
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Paper Abstract

This work focuses on pulsed terahertz imaging for the application of surgical margin assessment of breast cancer. Various phantom tissue types and orientations are tested here to refine imaging methodology that can detect breast cancer up to 0.5-1.0 mm from the edge of the sample. The depth of the cancer within the sample is estimated using time of flight analysis of the reflected peaks in the pulsed time domain signal. Breast tissue phantoms have been designed to resemble fresh infiltrating ductal carcinoma, fibroglandular tissue, and fatty tissue of the breast to accomplish this work.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2016
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 9700, Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies IX, 97000J (18 March 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2212671
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Tyler Bowman, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Alec Walter, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)
Magda El-Shenawee, Univ. of Arkansas (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9700:
Design and Quality for Biomedical Technologies IX
Ramesh Raghavachari; Rongguang Liang, Editor(s)

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