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Continuous-wave-based optical imaging of breast: a pilot clinical study
Author(s): Nicusor Iftimia; Yong Xu; Ye Yang; Julie Eggert; Karin Klove; Lisa Baron; Thomas L. Pope; Huabei Jiang
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Paper Abstract

A pilot clinical study on ten female volunteers is reported using our multi-channel frequency-domain optical imager. Seven of these patients were previously identified with tumors or microcalcifications by x-ray and/or ultrasound mammography. These tumors had a size between 5 and 38 mm. Using our optical imager and reconstruction methods we were able to detect all tumors that had been identified by x-ray and/or ultrasound mammography. The quantification of our improved scattering images shows a clear differentiation between benign and malignant tumors. A comparison between our results and x-ray/ultrasound results is also given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 June 2001
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4250, Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV, (29 June 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.434520
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Nicusor Iftimia, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Yong Xu, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Ye Yang, Clemson Univ. (United States)
Julie Eggert, Greenville Hospital System (United States)
Karin Klove, Greenville Hospital System (United States)
Lisa Baron, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Thomas L. Pope, Medical Univ. of South Carolina (United States)
Huabei Jiang, Clemson Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4250:
Optical Tomography and Spectroscopy of Tissue IV
Britton Chance; Robert R. Alfano; Bruce J. Tromberg; Mamoru Tamura; Eva Marie Sevick-Muraca, Editor(s)

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