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5 March 2015 Multi-modality imaging using a handheld gamma camera and MRI for tumor localization
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Proceedings Volume 9316, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging X; 93160K (2015)
Event: SPIE BiOS, 2015, San Francisco, California, United States
While the methods for diagnostic and screening imaging for breast cancer are numerous, each method has its limitations. Multimodality imaging has increasingly been shown to improve the effectiveness of these imaging. Imaging of dense breast tissue has its own set of challenges. Combining MR and gamma for imaging of breast lesions may increase the sensitivity and specificity in theory especially with dense breasts. This experiment was designed as a proof-of-concept for combining MR and gamma images in a pre-clinical setting using an ex vivo bovine tissue model. Keeping the tissue in the same orientation for both imaging modalities was deemed important to increase accuracy. Using the information of the combined images could assist with localization for biopsy.
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Cheryl Dika and Dianne Georgian-Smith "Multi-modality imaging using a handheld gamma camera and MRI for tumor localization", Proc. SPIE 9316, Multimodal Biomedical Imaging X, 93160K (5 March 2015);

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