Accession Number:

ADA374996

Title:

X-Photon-to-Information Conversion Efficiency in Digital Telemammography

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999

Corporate Author:

OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Report Date:

1999-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

31.0

Abstract:

Imaging techniques for diagnosis and detection of breast cancer deform the breast from its original shape by applying external forces. However, these methods do not take into account the mechanical nature of breast tissue. It is known that pathology has different elastic properties than healthy tissue and the characterization of the mechanical nature of tissue may act as a diagnostic tool, which may improve the prognosis for breast cancer patients. This research is based on these factors of breast cancer research. The purpose of this study is to non-invasively estimate the in vivo force-deformation behavior of normal breast tissue undergoing mild compression.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Optics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE