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

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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
  • Manohar, Srirang, Supervisor
  • Oei, Lioe-Fee, Supervisor
Award date10 Dec 2021
Place of PublicationEnschede
Print ISBNs978-90-365-5304-9
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2021

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