Continuous-wave-based optical imaging of breast: A pilot clinical study

N. Iftimia, Y. Xu, Y. Ye, J. Eggert, K. Klove, L. Baron, T. Pope, H. Jiang

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A pilot clinical study on ten female volunteers is reported using our multi-channel frequency-domain optical imager. Seven of these patients were previously identified with tumors or microcalcifications by x-ray and/or ultrasound mammography. These tumors had a size between 5 and 38 mm. Using our optical imager and reconstruction methods we were able to detect all tumors that had been identified by x-ray and/or ultrasound mammography. The quantification of our improved scattering images shows a clear differentiation between benign and malignant tumors. A comparison between our results and x-ray/ultrasound results is also given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)407-411
Number of pages5
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Frequency-domain
  • Optical imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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