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Holographic interferometry for detection of breast lesions
Author(s): HyunDae Hong; Daniel B. Sheffer; C. William Loughry
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Paper Abstract

Holographic Interferometry (HI) has been utilized in industry to inspect material for defects or the dynamic characteristics of a laminated structure. Application of the HI technique for biomedical diagnostic instrumentation was also reported. For detection of breast lesions, which could lead to breast cancer, we have utilized the HI technique to create a superficial fringe contour distortion over the underlying lesion. In the HI technique, an appropriate stressing mechanism is crucial to obtain proper density and contrast of fringe patterns. To apply pressure as the stressing mechanism, we have designed the Lucite pressure chamber to enclose both of the subject's breasts. Preliminary results have demonstrated the feasibility of fringe distortions occurring around breast lesions. The location of the possible lesions have been compared with an X-ray mammography.

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Date Published: 10 April 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3011, Practical Holography XI and Holographic Materials III, (10 April 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.271345
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HyunDae Hong, Akron City Hospital (United States)
Daniel B. Sheffer, Akron City Hospital (United States)
C. William Loughry, Akron City Hospital (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3011:
Practical Holography XI and Holographic Materials III
Stephen A. Benton; T. John Trout, Editor(s)

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