HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Dartmouth's alternative breast imaging techniques sort abnormal from normal tissue

HANOVER, NH Dartmouth physicians and engineers have published a paper with results from a five-year project testing three new imaging techniques to examine breast abnormalities, including cancer. The study finds that the new methods of electromagnetic imaging offer a high contrast and the ability to distinguish between healthy breast tissue and abnormal tissue. Their study appears in the May 2007 issue of Radiology, the journal of the Radiological Society of North America.

The interdisciplinary team includes researchers from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering and Dartmouth Medical School working with experts at the Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Department of Radiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). The electromagnetic techniques are electrical impedance spectral imaging (EIS), microwave imaging spectroscopy (MIS), and near infrared (NIR) spectral imaging.

A total of 150 women participated in this study, 97 of whom had an abnormal conventional breast image that was suspicious or highly suggestive of malignancy and were scheduled for a biopsy. The women with abnormal breast images underwent electromagnetic exams prior to biopsy. The researchers compared the abnormal area with the background breast tissue and with a mirror image area in the opposite breast and correlated the data with the biopsy findings. Further analysis led the researchers to determine that the new imaging techniques provided an increase in contrast between 150 to 200 percent to discriminate between breast cancer and benign tissue.

We put our new imaging techniques to the test to quantify their effectiveness, said Steven Poplack, associate professor of radiology and OB/GYN at Dartmouth Medical School, and co-director for breast imaging/mammography at DHMC, and the lead author of the paper. Our results show the potential power of using a variety of imaging techniques to get the best possible view of whats going on in the breast tissue. <
'"/>

Contact: Sue Knapp
sue.knapp@dartmouth.edu
603-646-3661
Dartmouth College
5-Jun-2007


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Radium-223: An alternative treatment for prostate cancer
2. Umbrella valve provides a potential alternative to lung surgery
3. About 5 percent of adults with insomnia use alternative therapies
4. Study drug holds promise as alternative to castration for early prostate cancers
5. Complementary and alternative therapies show little benefit in treating menopause symptoms
6. Canadian Blood Services scientist invents potential alternative for high-demand blood product
7. New data show OAB therapy Enablex® does not impair memory function compared to alternative
8. Freezing kidney tumors is a safe alternative to surgery
9. Researchers resolve how COX inhibitors cause heart hazards, and offer alternative treatment strategy
10. What is pharmacologys place in finding alternatives to alcohol?
11. Photodynamic therapy is an alternative to removal of esophagus

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/1/2020)... Fla. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 , ... ... Reconstructive Surgeon with specialty fellowship training in aesthetic surgery of the face, breast, ... MD – the only female-owned premier boutique plastic surgery and aesthetic practice in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... ... Just found out your dear friend has cancer? , It’s hard to hear your doctor ... their diagnosis. Once the shock wears off, the questions and fears can be overwhelming. , ... ways to help? Words are failing me. I’m scared. I want to DO something. , ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA compliant, telehealth solution, ... their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. , According to the U.S. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... August 31, 2020 , ... The pandemic and topsy-turvy economic outlook continues ... our budgets and look for ways to trim the fat from our monthly expenses and ... finances, but it’s also important that you have a financial safety net in place in ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... , ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... working, both directly with persons with autism and other developmental disabilities, as well ... early intervention, parent education, adolescents with autism, school consultation, and staff development. She ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/2/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Rigaku Analytical Devices , the market ... professionals about successes and challenges of making changes to their organizations’ pharmaceutical workflows. ... will take place on October 15, 2020 at 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT. ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Agilent, ... the Agilent Science and Technology Virtual Symposium 2020 (ASTVS 2020) on ... open a suite of Live webinars and Networking sessions, with a vast array ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... While coronavirus cases continue to ... businesses, schools and community organizations remain closed. Because about 80% of blood donations are ... of both blood donors and blood drive hosts to ensure blood products are readily ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: