Comparison of carbon nanotubes and microbubbles as contrast agents for thermoacoustic imaging by computational studies

Xiong Wang, Tao Qin, Russell S Witte, Hao Xin

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Abstract

Microwave-induced thermoacoustic imaging (TAI) is a promising hybrid modality for breast cancer detection. Reliable diagnosis of breast carcinoma by TAI depends on the contrast in the microwave dielectric properties between the abnormal and surrounding normal tissues. However, the insufficient (merely 10%) endogenous dielectric contrast between the malignant and healthy glandular tissues, from which breast tumors usually originate, greatly challenges the feasibility of TAI in clinical applications, especially for discriminating early-stage breast malignancies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Print)9781479931200
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 16 2014
Event2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 - Boulder, United States
Duration: Jan 8 2014Jan 11 2014

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Other2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014
CountryUnited States
CityBoulder
Period1/8/141/11/14

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Wang, X., Qin, T., Witte, R. S., & Xin, H. (2014). Comparison of carbon nanotubes and microbubbles as contrast agents for thermoacoustic imaging by computational studies. In 2014 United States National Committee of URSI National Radio Science Meeting, USNC-URSI NRSM 2014 [6928139] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/USNC-URSI-NRSM.2014.6928139