A hybrid multispectral photoacoustic-ultrasound breast imager: from the lab towards the clinic

Research output: ThesisPhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT

Abstract

The current diagnostic pathway for breast cancer is cumbersome as very often two and sometimes three different imaging modalities need to be used to come to a diagnosis. Pathologic assessment of resected tissue specimens is seen as the golden standard and is performed on top of imaging to confirm the diagnosis. A non-invasive imaging modality with a high sensitivity and specificity for all breast lesion types, which can be used as a stand-alone technique and replaces the currently used modalities, can be considered as the holy grail in breast cancer screening and diagnosis. The introduction of such a modality can drastically reduce healthcare costs and also lower the burden to the patient.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Twente
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Manohar, Srirang, Supervisor
  • Oei, Lioe-Fee, Supervisor
Award date10 Dec 2021
Place of PublicationEnschede
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5304-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2021

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