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Biomedical Optics
St. Petersburg, Florida United States
March 16-19, 2008
Optical Imaging of Breast Cancer (BSuB)

Dynamic Functional and Mechanical Response of Breast Tissue to Compression

Stefan Carp, Juliette Selb, Qianqian Fang, Richard Moore, Daniel Kopans, Elizabeth Rafferty, and David Boas


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We characterize the functional and mechanical response of breast tissue to external compression by optically monitoring tissue chromophore concentrations in parallel with tissue reaction force measurements. We estimate tissue metabolism using a partial occlusion model.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(170.0170) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics and biotechnology
(170.6510) Medical optics and biotechnology : Spectroscopy, tissue diagnostics
(170.6935) Medical optics and biotechnology : Tissue characterization

S. Carp, J. Selb, Q. Fang, R. Moore, D. Kopans, E. Rafferty, and D. Boas, "Dynamic Functional and Mechanical Response of Breast Tissue to Compression," in Biomedical Optics, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper BSuB7.

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