Progress in freehand elastography of the breast

Jeffrey C. Bamber, Paul E. Barbone, Nigel L. Bush, David O. Cosgrove, Marvin M. Doyely, Frank G. Fuechsel, Paul M. Meaney, Naomi R. Miller, Tsuyoshi Shiina, Francois Tranquart

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A digest is provided of work carried out at the Institute of Cancer Research to develop freehand elastography and apply it to breast investigations. Topics covered include the development of freehand elastography and its relationship to other methods, a description of the system for off-line clinical evaluation of the freehand method, comparison of the physical performances of freehand and mechanical elastography, early clinical results on 70 breast tumours, real-time imaging, quantitative elastography and psychophysical aspects of the detection and assessment of elastic lesions. Progress in developing this new medical imaging modality is occurring rapidly throughout the world and its future looks promising.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-14
Number of pages10
JournalIEICE Transactions on Information and Systems
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan
Externally publishedYes


  • Elasticity
  • Freehand
  • Imaging
  • Perception
  • Ultrasound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Artificial Intelligence


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