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A new method for clinical breast biopsy is presented, based on a deformable finite element model of the breast. The geometry of the model is constructed from MR data, and its mechanical properties are based on a nonlinear material model. This method allows imaging the breast without compression before the procedure, then compressing the breast and using the finite element model to predict the tumor's position.
Azar, F. S., Metaxas, D. N., Miller, R. T., & Schnall, M. D. (2000). Methods for Predicting Mechanical Deformations in the Breast During Clinical Breast Biopsy. Retrieved from https://repository.upenn.edu/hms/102
Date Posted: 11 September 2007
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Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference 2000, pages 63-64.
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