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Tactile imaging: a method for documenting breast masses

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6 Author(s)
P. S. Wellman ; Div. of Eng. & Appl. Sci., Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA, USA ; R. D. Howe ; N. Dewagan ; M. A. Cundari
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We present a new method of imaging soft tissues that promises to improve the documentation of the size of breast masses. This system makes a series of distributed pressure measurements and averages them into a composite tactile map of the palpable structure. We estimated mass size from tactile maps made in a limited clinical trial. The system proved to be nearly three times as accurate as ultrasound and manual estimates of mass size

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[Engineering in Medicine and Biology, 1999. 21st Annual Conference and the 1999 Annual Fall Meetring of the Biomedical Engineering Society] BMES/EMBS Conference, 1999. Proceedings of the First Joint  (Volume:2 )

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Oct 1999