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Finite element thermal analysis of breast with tumor and its comparison with thermography
Author(s): Hong-qin Yang; Qing-yuan Lin; Zhen Ye; Shu-qiang Chen; Shu-sen Xie
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Paper Abstract

A three-dimension comprehensive thermal model of breast is developed to understand the influence of the tumor on the surface temperature. Finite element analysis method is used to solve the heat diffusion equation. The simulated results show that the surface temperature distribution of the breast is directly related to the position and size of the tumor embedded in it. It is also found that our numerical results could capture the change in the position of tumor. Furthermore, the numerical results are compared with the thermography. Our study shows that the temperature distribution over breasts can be well simulated with this comprehensive thermal model, which seems to be a powerful adjuvant tool to help the clinician in the interpretation of thermograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 January 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6826, Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics III, 68260T (18 January 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.756303
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Hong-qin Yang, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Qing-yuan Lin, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Zhen Ye, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Shu-qiang Chen, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Normal Univ. (China)
Shu-sen Xie, Affiliated Hospital of Fujian Normal Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6826:
Optics in Health Care and Biomedical Optics III
Xingde Li; Qingming Luo; Ying Gu, Editor(s)

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