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Biexponential T[sub]2[/sub] Discrimination of Normal, Benign, and Malignant Human Breast Tissue
Author(s): Marjorie B. McSweeney; William C. Small; J. H. Goldstein; C. Whitaker Sewell; R. Waldo Powell
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Paper Abstract

A range of multiple exponential transverse relaxation values (T2) was obtained for a variety of benign and malignant conditions in human breast tissue. In breast tissue containing predominantly fat or fibro-fatty tissue, there was good discrimination between benign and malignant samples based upon T2 values. In the fibrous tissue samples there was significant overlap in relaxation values of benign and malignant tissues. In the fibrous breast the number of carcinoma cells had to be greater than 20% before discrimination could be achieved.

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Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936035
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Marjorie B. McSweeney, Emory University School of Medicine (United States)
William C. Small, Emory University School of Medicine (United States)
J. H. Goldstein, Emory University School of Medicine (United States)
C. Whitaker Sewell, Emory University School of Medicine (United States)
R. Waldo Powell, Emory University School of Medicine (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0419:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI
Gary D. Fullerton, Editor(s)

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