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A Biomechanical model of spiculated tumours under mammographic compressions.

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The aim of this paper is to introduce effects well known to clinicians -but neglected to date- in the biomechanical modelling of breast malignant tumours. We develop a model of an isolated stellate breast tumour under mammographic compression forces. We study a range of reported mechanical properties, both linear elastic and hyperelastic. We also introduce different volumes of increased density/stiffness around the tumour. We show that each of these issues has a non-negligible effect on stresses and strains/deformations.
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10.1109/iembs.2010.5626107

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Engineering Science
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