Breast Imaging and Mammography
ca. 600 pages, Hardcover
cancer is the second leading cause
of cancer deaths in women today (after lung cancer) and is the most
common cancer among women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancers.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more than 1.2
million people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year
worldwide. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2005
approximately 211,240 women in the United States were diagnosed with
invasive breast cancer (Stages I-IV). The chance of developing
invasive breast cancer during a woman's lifetime is approximately 1
in 7 (13.4%). Another 58,490 women will be diagnosed with in situ
breast cancer, a very early form of the disease. Though much less
common, breast cancer also occurs in men. An estimated 1,690
cases were diagnosed in men in 2005. This year alone, the National
Institutes of Health, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), and the
Department of Defense will collectively spend more than $850 million
on breast cancer research. Today the literature of breast imaging
technologies is clouded with uncertainty. There is no perfect method
to tell which technique performs better or the best. It is also not
clear how well the new progressing technologies are going to play a
role in early breast cancer detection due partly because the
emerging technologies have not established a clear strategy to
achieve superior instrumentation for screening and diagnosis and for
improving the sensitivity and specificity of the imaging or
computer-aided diagnosis systems.
This book is the first of its
kind to address the issues on cutting edge emerging technologies for
breast imaging and mammography. The book covers all facets of nature
to image the breast, may it be light (optical), sound (ultrasound),
magnetism, attenuation, microwave, electrical impedance, fusion of
these modalities, and some of the very hot topics on Computer Aided
Detection. The novelty of this book is due to the contributions of
pioneers around the world. This book offers a very comprehensive and
up-to-date perspective on the state of breast cancer screening
instrumentation, diagnosis, and therapy and recommends steps for
developing the most reliable breast cancer detection and therapeutic
methods possible. This volume, for the first time, covers numerous
topics on how to attack breast cancer from almost all different
angles of medical imaging modalities such as X-ray, CT, MR, PET,
SPECT, nuclear, ultrasound, microwave, optical, electrical
impedance, thermal, infrared, and its fusion. Another novelty of
this book is modeling breast cancer detection, diagnosis, and
therapy in 3-D. The book begins with highlights on different kinds
of breast cancer and its pathology and then introduces
the engineers, scientists, innovators, and strategists to put their
algorithms and designs for solving the number
one killer problem in womens health imaging.
book is divided into six parts: Part-I
is dedicated to X-ray mammography and its applications, including
modeling X-ray spectra, phase-contrast, and stereoscopic
mammography. Part-II is dedicated to 3-D breast imaging and
tomosynthesis, one of the most cutting-edge topics from pioneers.
Part-III is dedicated to breast imaging using ultrasound and its
applications. This involves detection, elastography,
vibro-acoustography, breast biopsy, and breast cancer therapy using
HIFU. Part-IV concentrates on some emerging techniques such as
optical, microwave, electrical impedance tomography, nuclear, and
infrared and thermal imaging techniques. Part-V is dedicated to some
of the advanced computer-aided detection techniques applied to
architectural distortion. Finally, the book concludes, in Part-VI,
on the fusion of various modalities and some future predictions in
the breast imaging area.
|PART-I: X-Ray Mammography
and Their Applications
- General Morphology of Benign and
Malignant Breast Lesions: Old Parameters in New PerspectivesTibor
Tot, Uppsala University, Sweden.
- Analytical and Monte Carlo X-ray Spectra
Modeling in MammographyMohammad Reza Ay and Habib
Zaidi, Geneva University Hospital, Switzerland.
- Three-dimensional Representation of
Breast Cancer Using X-ray ImagingMaria Kallergi, Anand
Manohar, and Nataliya Kovalchuk, University of South Florida,
- Phase-Contrast MammographyChika
Honda and Hiromu Ohara, Konica Minolta M&G Inc., Japan;
Satoru Matsuo and Toyohiko Tanaka, Shiga University of Medical
|PART-II: 3-D Breast
Imaging and Tomosynthesis
- Digital Breast TomosynthesisTao
Wu, Richard H. Moore, Elizabeth A. Rafferty, Daniel B.
Kopans,Massachusetts General Hospital, USA.
- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis in
Diagnostic MammographyMari Varjonen, Planmed Oy,
Finland; Martti Pamilo and Leena Raulisto, University of
- Mammography Tomosynthesis Using a
Coupled Source and Detector in a C-Arm ConfigurationJoseph
T. Rakowski, Medical College of Ohio, USA.
Ultrasound Breast Imaging and Its Applications
- Advanced Ultrasonic Imaging
Techniques for Breast Cancer ResearchMichael Insana
and Michael Oelze, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.
- A Combined 3-D Ultrasound and
Stereotactic Mammography: Guided Breast Biopsy SystemAaron
Fenster, Robarts Research Labs., Canada; Kathleen Surry, London
Regional Cancer Program, Canada; Wendy Smith, Tom Baker Cancer
Centre, Canada; Donal B. Downey Royal Inland Hospital, Canada
- Noninvasive High-Intensity Focused
Ultrasound in the Treatment of Patients with Breast CancerFeng
Wu, Chongqing University, China.
- Breast Vibro-acoustographyMostafa
Fatemi, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, USA.
- 3-D Surgical Navigation Using 3-D
- Elastography for Breast ImagingMichael
I. Migaand and Jao J. Ou, Vanderbilt University, USA; Marvin V.
Doyley and Keith D. Paulson,Dartmouth College, USA; Jeffrey C.
Bamber, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Marsden, UK; John
B. Weaver, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, USA.
Microwave, EIT, Nuclear, and Infrared Techniques
- The Twente Photoacoustic
Mammoscope: Toward Clinical TrialsSrirang Manohar,
Johan C. G. van Hespen, Wiendelt Steenbergen, Ton G. van
Leeuwen, University of Twente, The Netherlands; Aleksey Kharin
and Cecile de Vos, Medisch Spectrum Twente Hospital, The
- Breast Imaging Using Electrical
Impedance Tomography (EIT)Gary A. Ybarra and Qing H.
Liu, Duke University, USA.
- Microwave Breast ImagingGary
A. Ybarra and Qing H. Liu, Duke University, USA.
- Optical Tomography with Ultrasound
Localization for Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
MonitoringQuing Zhu, University of Connecticut, USA.
- Diffuse Optical Tomography of the Breast
Regine Choe and Arjun G. Yodh, University of
- Nuclear Breast imagingMitali
More, General Electric (GE), India;Mark B. Williams, University
of Virginia, USA.
- Modeling of Female Breast Tumor
Detection with Dynamic/Active Approach: A Thermal Analysis E.Y.K.
Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; N. M.
Sudharsan, Anna University India.
- ANN-based Classification of Breast
Cancer with Discrete Temperature Screening: Facts and MythsE.
Y. K. Ng, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; M. S.
Tan, SIM University, Singapore; Susan Lockwood, Lifeline
Biotechnologies, USA; Louis G. Keith, Northwestern University,
Breast CAD Techniques
- Tele-Mammography: A Novel
Technological Approach in Mammography DiagnosisJorge
Roberto Vélez and Andrés Adolfo Navarro Newhall,
Colombian Telemedicine Centre, Colombia; Patricia Villa, Salud
Internacional EIRL, Peru; Gregorio Bernabé Garcia D.,
DITEC-Universidad de Murcia, Spain; Luis Eduardo Múnera
S., Universidad ICESI, Colombia; Leonardo A. Castaño and
Juan M. Martínez V., Pontificia Universidad Javeriana,
- A Biopsy Analysis Support System for the
Detection and Classification of Breast Cancer NucleiC.
S. Pattichis, F. Schnorrenberg, N. Tsapatsoulis, and C. N.
Schizas, University of Cyrpus; M. S. Pattichis, University of
New Mexico, USA; K. Kyriacou, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and
- Automated Detection for Architectural
Distortion with Retraction and Spiculation on MammogramsTomoko
Matsubara, Nagoya Bunri University, Japan; Takeshi Hara, Gifu
- Characterization and Detection of
Architectural Distortion in Mammograms Using Orientation Fields
and Phase PortraitsFábio J. Ayres and Rangaraj
M. Rangayyan, University of Calgary, Canada.
- 2-D/3-D Registration of X-ray
Mammograms and MR Volumes of the Female BreastN. V.
Ruiter, T. O. Muller, R. Stotzka, and H. Gemmeke,
Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute of Data Processing and
- On the Measurement of the DQE in Digital
MammographyJasjit S. Suri, Yujun Guo, Cheng-Chang Lu,
Kent State University, USA; Hans Roehrig and Jiahua Fan,
University of Arizona, USA.; N. V. Ruiter, T. O. Muller, R.
Stotzka, and H. Gemmeke, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute
of Data Processing and Electronics, Germany; E. Y-K. Ng, Nanyang
Technological University, Singapore; Sreeram Dhurjaty, Eastman
Kodak Company, USA.
|This book is valuable
for academic and research libraries, medical students, medical
doctors, scientists, college and university professors, research
professionals, medical schools, and R&D research laboratories.
The book is intended for audience working in the fields of medical
sciences, health sciences, molecular biopharmaceutics, biomedical
imaging technology, mammography detectors technology, medical
biotechnology, pharmaceutics, biological sciences, and materials