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Laser Surface Estimation for Microwave Breast Imaging Systems.
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PMID:  21147590     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Microwave breast imaging techniques involve collecting measurements from a breast that is positioned in a scanner. While the patient interface typically includes a hole through which the breast is placed while the patient lies in the prone position, the exact location and shape of breast is not known. In this paper, we explore the addition of a laser sensor and associated algorithms in order to provide a rapid and accurate estimate of the breast surface location. We demonstrate that the laser is capable of estimating surfaces with improved accuracy compared to microwave measurements. The impact of accurate surface estimation on images is shown, and results obtained from human scans are presented.
Authors:
T C Williams; E C Fear; T R Cameron; M Okoniewski; J Bourqui
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-12-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  IEEE transactions on bio-medical engineering     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2531     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0012737     Medline TA:  IEEE Trans Biomed Eng     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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