Center for Human Modeling and Simulation

Document Type

Conference Paper

Date of this Version

April 2000


Copyright 2000 IEEE. Reprinted from Proceedings of the 26th IEEE Annual Northeast Bioengineering Conference 2000, pages 63-64.

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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.



Date Posted: 11 September 2007

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