Journal of Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine 2011;30(1): 7-12.
Optical Imaging of the Breast.
Min Jung Kim, Eun Kyung Kim
Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Korea. ekkim@yuhs.ac
  Published online: March 1, 2011.
ABSTRACT
As the increased prevalence of breast cancer and the advances in breast evaluation awareness have resulted in an increased number of breast examinations and benign breast biopsies, several investigations have been performed to improve the diagnostic accuracy for breast lesions. Optical imaging of the breast that uses near-infrared light to assess the optical properties of breast tissue is a novel non-invasive imaging technique to characterize breast lesions in clinical practice. This review provides a summary of the current state of optical breast imaging and it describes the basic concepts of optical imaging, the potential clinical applications for breast cancer imaging and its potential incorporation with other imaging modalities.
Keywords: Breast mass; Optical imaging
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