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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2473–2493

Optomechanical imaging system for breast cancer detection

Rabah Al abdi, Harry L. Graber, Yong Xu, and Randall L. Barbour  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2473-2493 (2011)

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Imaging studies of the breast comprise three principal sensing domains: structural, mechanical, and functional. Combinations of these domains can yield either additive or wholly new information, depending on whether one domain interacts with the other. In this report, we describe a new approach to breast imaging based on the interaction between controlled applied mechanical force and tissue hemodynamics. Presented is a description of the system design, performance characteristics, and representative clinical findings for a second-generation dynamic near-infrared optical tomographic breast imager that examines both breasts simultaneously, under conditions of rest and controlled mechanical provocation. The expected capabilities and limitations of the developed system are described in relation to the various sensing domains for breast imaging.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.6950) Image processing : Tomographic image processing
(170.1610) Medical optics and biotechnology : Clinical applications
(170.3830) Medical optics and biotechnology : Mammography
(170.4580) Medical optics and biotechnology : Optical diagnostics for medicine
(170.2655) Medical optics and biotechnology : Functional monitoring and imaging
(120.5475) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Pressure measurement

ToC Category:
Medical Optics and Biotechnology

Original Manuscript: April 8, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 6, 2011
Published: November 11, 2011

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Rabah Al abdi, Harry L. Graber, Yong Xu, and Randall L. Barbour, "Optomechanical imaging system for breast cancer detection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 28, 2473-2493 (2011)

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