13 February 2007 Region-of-interest breast images with the Twente Photoacoustic Mammoscope (PAM)
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The Twente Photoacoustic Mammoscope (PAM) is based on generating laser-induced ultrasound from absorbing structures in the breast. The heart of the instrument is a flat PVDF based detector matrix comprising 590 active elements. The exciting source is an Nd:YAG laser operating at 1064 nm with 5 ns pulses. The instrument is built around a hospital bed. A study protocol was designed to explore the feasibility of using the photoacoustic technique as embodied in PAM to detect cancer in the breasts of patients with suspect/symptomatic breasts. The protocol was approved by a Medical Ethics testing committee and the instrument approved for laser and electrical safety. The protocol was executed at the Medisch Spectrum Twente by using the mammoscope to obtain photoacoustic region-of-interest (ROI) images of the suspect/symptomatic breasts. We report on one case and compare the photoacoustic images obtained with x-ray mammograms and ultrasound images.
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Srirang Manohar, Srirang Manohar, Sanne E. Vaartjes, Sanne E. Vaartjes, Johan G. C. van Hespen, Johan G. C. van Hespen, Joost M. Klaase, Joost M. Klaase, Frank M. van den Engh, Frank M. van den Engh, Andy K. H. The, Andy K. H. The, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Ton G. van Leeuwen, Ton G. van Leeuwen, "Region-of-interest breast images with the Twente Photoacoustic Mammoscope (PAM)", Proc. SPIE 6437, Photons Plus Ultrasound: Imaging and Sensing 2007: The Eighth Conference on Biomedical Thermoacoustics, Optoacoustics, and Acousto-optics, 643702 (13 February 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.699995; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.699995

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