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New Findings from National Research Council of Italy in Breast Cancer Provides New Insights (An Effective Procedure for MNP-Enhanced Breast Cancer...

July 22, 2014



New Findings from National Research Council of Italy in Breast Cancer Provides New Insights (An Effective Procedure for MNP-Enhanced Breast Cancer Microwave Imaging)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Cancer Weekly -- Investigators publish new report on Oncology. According to news reporting originating in Naples, Italy, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Magnetic nanoparticles-enhanced microwave imaging has been recently proposed to overcome the limitations of conventional microwave imaging methods for breast cancer monitoring. In this paper, we discuss how to tackle the linear inverse scattering problem underlying this novel technique in an effective way."

The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from the National Research Council of Italy, "In particular, our aim is to minimize the required a priori patient-specific information, avoid occurrence of false positives, and keep the computational burden low. By relying on an extensive numerical analysis in realistic conditions, we show that themethod can provide accurate and reliable images without information on the inner structure of the inspected breast and with an only rough knowledge of its shape. Notably, this allows moving to an offline stage the computationally intensive part of the image formation procedure."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "In addition, we show how to appraise the total amount of magnetic contrast agent targeted in the tumor."

For more information on this research see: An Effective Procedure for MNP-Enhanced Breast Cancer Microwave Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 2014;61(4):1071-1079. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering can be contacted at: Ieee-Inst Electrical Electronics Engineers Inc, 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08855-4141, USA. (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers - www.ieee.org/; IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=10)

Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting R. Scapaticci, Natl Res Council Italy, Inst Electromagnet Sensing Environm, I-80124 Naples, Italy. Additional authors for this research include G. Bellizzi, I. Catapano, L. Crocco and O.M. Bucci (see also Oncology).

Keywords for this news article include: Italy, Naples, Europe, Oncology, Breast Cancer, Women's Health

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