Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women. In the European Community breast cancer is diagnosed in 157,000 cases and kills 70 000 annually. Early detection is essential to increase the surveillance rate. Therefore a lot of work has been done in recent years to enhance the prediction quality of the three most promising image modalities for breast cancer detection: X-ray imaging is used for screening of woman older than 50 years. Younger woman with dense breasts can be examined with sonography. Functional magnet resonance imaging gives insight in the interaction of different tissue types with the contrast agent. Radiologists face the difficulty of combining the information obtained by non invasive methods to reduce the need for biopsy and surgery. In this project methods to fuse X-ray and fMR images will be researched.
|Effective start/end date||10/02/05 → 31/12/07|
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