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Parallel Scanning Architecture for Mammogram-Based Diffuse Optical Imaging

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Liang-Yu Chen

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University,
Taiwan

Hung-Chih Chiang

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Central University,
Taiwan;
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering,
National Central University,
Taiwan

Min-Cheng Pan

Department of Electronic Engineering,
Tungnan University, Taiwan

Chia-Cheng Chou

Tao-Yuan General Hospital,
Taoyuan City, Taiwan

Min-Chun Pan

Department of Mechanical Engineering,
National Central University, Taiwan;
Graduate Institute of Biomedical Engineering,
National Central University, Taiwan
e-mail: pan_minc@cc.ncu.edu.tw

1Corresponding author.

Manuscript received March 15, 2013; final manuscript received April 25, 2013; published online June 12, 2013. Editor: Arthur G. Erdman.

J. Med. Devices 7(2), 020936 (Jun 12, 2013) (4 pages) Paper No: MED-13-1113; doi: 10.1115/1.4024360 History: Received March 15, 2013; Revised April 25, 2013

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Fig. 5

Suspected abnormality in the left breast of a 53-year-old Taiwanese woman. (a) Craniocaudal mammogram, (b) absorption image, and (c) scattering image. (Source-and-detection combination:8 × 8 × 2)

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Fig. 4

The healthy right breast of a 53-year-old Taiwanese woman. (a) Craniocaudal mammogram, (b) absorption image, and (c) scattering image. (Source-and-detection combination: 5 × 5 × 2)

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Fig. 3

(a) The self-developed system in the clinical environment and (b) a close-up view of the measuring device

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Fig. 2

Illustration of dual-direction projection scheme with transmission information (a) from top to bottom (7 × 7: S1-D1-7, S2-D1-7,. and S7-D1-7), and (b) from bottom to top (7 × 7: S8-D8-14, S9-D8-14,. and S14-D8-14)

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Fig. 1

Dual-direction projection scanning scheme

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