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Predicting Tumor Location by Modeling the Deformation of the Breast

Abstract:

Breast cancer is one of the biggest killers in the western world, and early diagnosis is essential for improved prognosis. The shape of the breast varies hugely between the scenarios of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging (patient lies prone, breast hanging down under gravity), X-ray mammography (breast strongly compressed) and ultrasound or biopsy/surgery (patient lies supine), rendering image fusion an extremely difficult task. This paper is concerned with the use of the finite-element method a...

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P. Pathmanathan More by this author
DJ Gavaghan More by this author
JP Whiteley More by this author
SJ Chapman More by this author
Journal:
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Volume:
55
Issue:
10
Pages:
2471-2480
Publication date:
2008-10-01
URN:
uuid:12af7149-801b-4ba9-85f9-b85e5a5bc40b
Local pid:
cs:4236

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