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Multi-modal breast imaging with ultrasound tomography
Author(s): Neb Duric; Cuiping Li; Peter Littrup; Carri Glide-Hurst; Lianjie Huang; Jessica Lupinacci; Steven Schmidt; Olsi Rama; Lisa Bey-Knight; Yang Xu
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Paper Abstract

We report and discuss clinical breast imaging results obtained with operator independent ultrasound tomography. A series of breast exams are carried out using a recently upgraded clinical prototype designed and built on the principles of ultrasound tomography. The in-vivo performance of the prototype is assessed by imaging patients at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Our techniques successfully demonstrate in-vivo tomographic imaging of breast architecture in both reflection and transmission imaging modes. These initial results indicate that operator-independent whole-breast imaging and the detection of cancerous breast masses are feasible using ultrasound tomography techniques. This approach has the potential to provide a low cost, non-invasive, and non-ionizing means of evaluating breast masses. Future work will concentrate on extending these results to larger trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 March 2008
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6920, Medical Imaging 2008: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 69200O (19 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772203
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Neb Duric, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Cuiping Li, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Peter Littrup, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Carri Glide-Hurst, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lianjie Huang, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Jessica Lupinacci, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Steven Schmidt, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Olsi Rama, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lisa Bey-Knight, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Yang Xu, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6920:
Medical Imaging 2008: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Stephen A. McAleavey; Jan D'hooge, Editor(s)

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