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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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JM Pathmanathan P.and Gavaghan DJand Whiteley JPand Chapman SJand Brady More by this author
Journal:
IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Volume:
55
Issue:
10
Pages:
2471-2480
Publication date:
2008-10-01
URN:
uuid:7e0a1946-07ae-4bce-b230-2cae516b40af
Local pid:
cs:4120

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