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Breast Cancer Detection—A Synopsis of Conventional Modalities and the Potential Role of Microwave Imaging

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Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Galway University Hospitals, Galway H91 YR71, Ireland
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Discipline of Surgery, Lambe Institute for Translational Research, School of Medicine, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 YR71, Ireland
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Electrical and Electronic Engineering, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 CF50, Ireland
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Diagnostics 2020, 10(2), 103; https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10020103
Received: 13 January 2020 / Revised: 4 February 2020 / Accepted: 11 February 2020 / Published: 14 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Multimodality Breast Imaging)
Global statistics have demonstrated that breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed invasive cancer and the leading cause of cancer death among female patients. Survival following a diagnosis of breast cancer is grossly determined by the stage of the disease at the time of initial diagnosis, highlighting the importance of early detection. Improving early diagnosis will require a multi-faceted approach to optimizing the use of currently available imaging modalities and investigating new methods of detection. The application of microwave technologies in medical diagnostics is an emerging field of research, with breast cancer detection seeing the most significant progress in the last twenty years. In this review, the application of current conventional imaging modalities is discussed, and recurrent shortcomings highlighted. Microwave imaging is rapid and inexpensive. If the preliminary results of its diagnostic capacity are substantiated, microwave technology may offer a non-ionizing, non-invasive, and painless adjunct or stand-alone modality that could possibly be implemented in routine diagnostic breast care. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast imaging; breast cancer; microwave breast imaging; multimodal imaging breast imaging; breast cancer; microwave breast imaging; multimodal imaging
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Moloney, B.M.; O’Loughlin, D.; Abd Elwahab, S.; Kerin, M.J. Breast Cancer Detection—A Synopsis of Conventional Modalities and the Potential Role of Microwave Imaging. Diagnostics 2020, 10, 103. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10020103

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Moloney BM, O’Loughlin D, Abd Elwahab S, Kerin MJ. Breast Cancer Detection—A Synopsis of Conventional Modalities and the Potential Role of Microwave Imaging. Diagnostics. 2020; 10(2):103. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10020103

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Moloney, Brian M., Declan O’Loughlin, Sami Abd Elwahab, and Michael J. Kerin. 2020. "Breast Cancer Detection—A Synopsis of Conventional Modalities and the Potential Role of Microwave Imaging" Diagnostics 10, no. 2: 103. https://doi.org/10.3390/diagnostics10020103

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