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Optical thermal imaging for breast cancer diagnosis

Zubir, Nazira and Pushpanathan, K and Mat Noor, N.A (2016) Optical thermal imaging for breast cancer diagnosis. International Journal of Engineering Invention (IJEI), 5 (9). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2319-6491 E-ISSN 2278-7461

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Breast cancer has become the most common cancer in women. Fatality could be due to the delay in the intervention and detection of cancer. Mammography, Computated Tomography (CT) scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and ultrasound are examples of imaging modalities for cancer screening. Nonetheless, considerable demand from the patients for non-invasive, low price, no compression and no ionization have led to the consideration for optical thermal imaging for breast cancer diagnosis. Overdiagnosis and overtreatment using mammography further aided in development of thermal imaging. The fundamental principle of optical thermal imaging relies on physiology such as the distribution of temperature on the skin surface. This article highlights the potential usage of optical thermal imaging, its limitations, advantages and latest concerns pertaining the usage. One of the suggestions is the usage of optical thermal imaging as adjunctive tool to mammography in breast cancer diagnosis. Novel attempts in thermography are also discussed for instance the emerging of rotational thermography replacing the conventional thermography.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 5151/52258
Uncontrolled Keywords: imaging modalities, thermography, optical thermal imaging, breast cancer, physiology
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters, etc. Industrial instrumentation
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Foundation Studies
Depositing User: Mrs Nazira Zubir
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2016 15:31
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 13:44
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/52258

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