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Photoacoustic Imaging for Management of Breast Cancer: A Literature Review and Future Perspectives

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Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur 440010, India
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Department of Engineering—Renewable Energy and Thermodynamics, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark
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Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(3), 767; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10030767
Received: 23 December 2019 / Revised: 14 January 2020 / Accepted: 20 January 2020 / Published: 21 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Optical Methods for Tissue Diagnostics)
In this review article, a detailed chronological account of the research related to photoacoustic imaging for the management of breast cancer is presented. Performing a detailed analysis of the breast cancer detection related photoacoustic imaging studies undertaken by different research groups, this review attempts to present the clinical evidence in support of using photoacoustic imaging for breast cancer detection. Based on the experimental evidence obtained from the clinical studies conducted so far, the performance of photoacoustic imaging is compared with that of conventional breast imaging modalities. While we find that there is enough experimental evidence to support the use of photoacoustic imaging for breast cancer detection, additional clinical studies are required to be performed to evaluate the diagnostic potential of photoacoustic imaging for identifying different types of breast cancer. To establish the utility of photoacoustic imaging for breast cancer screening, clinical studies with high-risk asymptomatic patients need to be done. View Full-Text
Keywords: photoacoustic imaging; optoacoustic imaging; breast imaging; breast cancer detection; breast phantom imaging; animal breast imaging; in vivo breast imaging; breast cancer screening; breast cancer diagnosis photoacoustic imaging; optoacoustic imaging; breast imaging; breast cancer detection; breast phantom imaging; animal breast imaging; in vivo breast imaging; breast cancer screening; breast cancer diagnosis
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Rao, A.P.; Bokde, N.; Sinha, S. Photoacoustic Imaging for Management of Breast Cancer: A Literature Review and Future Perspectives. Appl. Sci. 2020, 10, 767.

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