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Published June 2008 | Published
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Design and evaluation of a novel breast cancer detection system combining both thermoacoustic (TA) and photoacoustic (PA) tomography


We have developed a novel scanner for breast cancer detection, integrating both thermoacoustic and photoacoustic techniques to achieve dual contrast(microwave and light absorption) imaging. This scanner is nonionizing, low cost, and can potentially provide high-resolution, dual modality three-dimensional images of the breast. The scanner uses front instead of side breast compression and dry instead of gel ultrasonic coupling. Here we present the design of the breast scanner along with initial tissue phantom study results as a precursor to an actual patient study.

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© 2008 American Association of Physicists in Medicine. Received 14 December 2007; Revised 12 March 2008; Accepted 25 March 2008; Published online 06 May 2008. We thank Xiao Xu for experimental assistance with the laser, and also acknowledge the support provided by National Institutes of Health Grant Nos. R01 EB000712 and R01 NS046214.

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