The advancement of new promising techniques in the field of biomedical imaging has always been paramount for the research community. Recently, ultrasound tomography has proved to be a good candidate for non-invasive and safe diagnostics. In particular, breast cancer imaging may benefit from this approach, as frequent screening and early diagnosis require decreased system size and costs compared to conventional imaging techniques. Furthermore, a major advantage of these approaches consists in the operator-independent feature, which is very desirable compared to conventional hand-held ultrasound imaging. In this framework, the authors present some imaging results on an experimental campaign acquired via an in-house ultrasound tomographic system designed and built at the University of Naples Parthenope. Imaging performance was evaluated via different tests, showing good potentiality in structural information retrieval. This study represents a first proof of concept in order to validate the system and to consider further realistic cases in near future applications.

An Experimental Ultrasound System for Qualitative Tomographic Imaging

Ambrosanio M.;Franceschini S.;Autorino M. M.;Baselice F.
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Pascazio V.
2022

Abstract

The advancement of new promising techniques in the field of biomedical imaging has always been paramount for the research community. Recently, ultrasound tomography has proved to be a good candidate for non-invasive and safe diagnostics. In particular, breast cancer imaging may benefit from this approach, as frequent screening and early diagnosis require decreased system size and costs compared to conventional imaging techniques. Furthermore, a major advantage of these approaches consists in the operator-independent feature, which is very desirable compared to conventional hand-held ultrasound imaging. In this framework, the authors present some imaging results on an experimental campaign acquired via an in-house ultrasound tomographic system designed and built at the University of Naples Parthenope. Imaging performance was evaluated via different tests, showing good potentiality in structural information retrieval. This study represents a first proof of concept in order to validate the system and to consider further realistic cases in near future applications.
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