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The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science

Alternative Breast Imaging

Four Model-Based Approaches

Editors: Paulsen, Keith D., Meaney, Paul M., Gilman, Larry (Eds.)

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Medical imaging has been transformed over the past 30 years by the advent of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and various advances in x-ray and ultrasonic techniques. An enabling force behind this progress has been the (so far) exponentially increasing power of computers, which has made it practical to explore fundamentally new approaches. In particular, what our group terms "model-based" modalities-which produce tissue property images from data using nonlinear, iterative numerical modeling techniques-have become increasingly feasible.

Alternative Breast Imaging: Four Model-Based Approaches explores our research on four such modalities, particularly with regard to imaging of the breast: (1) MR elastography (MRE), (2) electrical impedance spectroscopy (EIS), (3) microwave imaging spectroscopy (MIS), and (4) near infrared spectroscopic imaging (NIS). Chapter 1 introduces the present state of breast imaging and discusses how our alternative modalities can contribute to the field. Chapter 2 looks at the computational common ground shared by all four modalities. Chapters 2 through 10 are devoted to the four modalities, with each modality being discussed first in a theory chapter and then in an implementation-and-results chapter. The eleventh and final chapter discusses statistical methods for image analysis in the context of these four alternative imaging modalities.

Imaging for the detection of breast cancer is a particularly interesting and relevant application of the four imaging modalities discussed in this book. Breast cancer is an extremely common health problem for women; the National Cancer Institute estimates that one in eight US women will develop breast cancer at least once in her lifetime. Yet the efficacy of the standard (and notoriously uncomfortable) early-detection test, the x-ray mammogram, has been disputed of late, especially for younger women. Conditions are thus ripe for the development of affordable techniques that replace or complement mammography. The breast is both anatomically accessible and small enough that the computing power required to model it, is affordable.

Alternative Breast Imaging: Four Model-Based Approaches is structured to meet the needs of a professional audience composed of researchers and practitioners in industry. This book is also suitable for graduate-level students in computer science, electrical engineering and biomedical imaging.

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From the reviews:

"This well-organized and constructed work explores … . There are 11 chapters’ beginning with an excellent overview of the four approaches … . It is, by itself, a very nice review of the topic, and is useful as a guide … . It is all the more useful because it compares … in a meaningful context. … the use of models and simulation, physical and mathematical throughout the work, is impressive … . This text would be best used in graduate-level courses … ." (A.G. Greenburg, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)


Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Four Alternative Breast Imaging Modalities

    Steven Poplack M.D., Ph.D., Wendy Wells M.D., M.S., Keith Paulsen Ph.D.

    Pages 1-24

  • Microwave Imaging: Hardware and Results

    Paul M. Meaney Ph.D., Dun Li Ph.D.

    Pages 155-181

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alternative Breast Imaging
Book Subtitle
Four Model-Based Approaches
Editors
  • Keith D. Paulsen
  • Paul M. Meaney
  • Larry Gilman
Series Title
The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science
Series Volume
778
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-23364-2
DOI
10.1007/b101336
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-23363-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3616-5
Series ISSN
0893-3405
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 254
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