20 February 2018 Breast cancer early detection via tracking of skin back-scattered secondary speckle patterns
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Breast cancer has become a major cause of death among women. The lifetime risk of a woman developing this disease has been established as one in eight. The most useful way to reduce breast cancer death is to treat the disease as early as possible. The existing methods of early diagnostics of breast cancer are mainly based on screening mammography or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) periodically conducted at medical facilities. In this paper the authors proposing a new approach for simple breast cancer detection. It is based on skin stimulation by sound waves, illuminating it by laser beam and tracking the reflected secondary speckle patterns. As first approach, plastic balls of different sizes were placed under the skin of chicken breast and detected by the proposed method.
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Aviya Bennett, Talia Sirkis, Yevgeny Beiderman, Sergey Agdarov, Yafim Beiderman, Zeev Zalevsky, "Breast cancer early detection via tracking of skin back-scattered secondary speckle patterns", Proc. SPIE 10506, Nanoscale Imaging, Sensing, and Actuation for Biomedical Applications XV, 1050603 (20 February 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2286791; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2286791
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