Biomedical Applications of Vibration and Acoustics in Imaging and Characterizations
7 Harmonic Motion Imaging in HIFU Monitoring
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Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer (excluding skin cancer) and the no. 2 cancer killer in U.S. women. Due to recent advances in medical imaging, efficient screening and early detection of breast cancer have resulted to lower morbidity from the disease. Because of the successful detection of breast cancer at an early stage, treatment techniques have also improved. The premise of ablation techniques is that, if a tumor and its normal-tissue margin can be destroyed in situ, instead of being removed, the impact on the disease should be equivalent. In addition, if the mortality associated with operative intervention...