New approach to breast tumor detection based on fluorescence x-ray analysis.

Yasuhiko Hayashi, Fumio Okuyama

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Abstract

A new technical approach to breast-tumor detection is proposed. The technique is based on fluorescence x-ray analysis, and can identify a miniature malignant tumor within the breast. The primary beam intensity needed in fluorescence x-ray analysis is on a lower order of magnitude than that used in mammography. Thus, the newly-proposed technique would enable detection of a still tiny breast cancer while dramatically lowering the radiation dose. Field-emission x-ray sources might be a key for translating this concept into a medical technique.

Original languageEnglish
JournalGMS German Medical Science
Volume8
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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