X-Photon-to-Information Conversion Efficiency in Digital Telemammography
Annual rept. 1 Jun 1998-31 May 1999
OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS
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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.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics