Evaluation of Optical Sonography (Trademark) for Real-Time Breast Imaging and Biopsy Guidance
Annual rept. 19 Jul 2000-18 Jul 2001
ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS INC RICHLAND WA
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While there have been recent advances in the development of complementary approaches to breast mammography, breast cancer remains a prevalent and devastating disease. For the most part new advances fail to provide real-time, large field of view, high-resolution approaches to breast imaging where both early detection and subsequent management of breast disease are primary targets. The purpose of this three-year study is to evaluate a promising approach to breast imaging using a diffractive energy imaging technology developed by Advanced Diagnostics, Inc. Progress in the first year lead to methods for evaluating the changes to a prototype system and collecting breast imaging data. This report describes progress made during the second year of the study to implement these methods. Reliable and repeatable procedures for quantifying system performance and collecting breast imaging data will be discussed. The results of data collected from a group of individuals with normal breast anatomy, along with preliminary results from simulated breast biopsies will also be presented. These results continue to provide valuable information to the ADIs image quality improvement program and have had a positive impact on system development.
- Medicine and Medical Research