By Topic

A Clinical Prototype of the Digital Image Elasto Tomography Breast Cancer Screening System

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $13
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

9 Author(s)
Lotz, T. ; Dept. of Mech. Eng., Univ. of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand ; Kashif, A. ; Sheng Feng ; Biret, P.
more authors

Digital Image Elasto Tomography (DIET) is a non-invasive breast cancer screening modality that induces vibrations into a breast and images its surface motion with digital cameras. Disturbances seen in motion patterns are caused by areas of higher stiffness within the breast, potentially tumors. Limited in-vivo trials have been performed with a first prototype with promising results. To enable larger scale trials, a more compact and robust clinical prototype of the DIET system is required. This paper describes the considerations and development steps involved in the design process of the second DIET prototype, including ergonomics, functionality and cost. The outcome is a very portable and ergonomic device that is suitable for larger scale trials, even in remote locations. If trials prove successful, the DIET system offers great potential for low cost and accessible breast cancer screening, as an adjunct to existing modalities.

Published in:

Bioinformatics and Biomedical Engineering, (iCBBE) 2011 5th International Conference on

Date of Conference:

10-12 May 2011