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Cancer, Diagnostic procedure, Ultrasound, Experimental, Breast
A. T. Stavros1, P. Lavin1, M. J. Ulissey1, A. Lerner2; 1San Antonio, TX/US, 2White Plains, NY/US
Aims and objectives
Molecular subtypes of breast cancer have been useful in predicting prognosis and optimizing medical oncologic treatment and can be approximated by assessing combined estrogen,
and HER2 receptor status [1,
Opto-acoustic (OA) imaging is a fusion of real time co-registered,
interleaved laser optic and ultrasound imaging that shows dual functional findings (relative de-oxygenation of hemoglobin) and morphologic information (tumor angiogenesis) within and around breast masses using a hand-held opto-acoustic probe .
The goal is for OA to help distinguish benign from malignant lesions and to correlate with histologic grading. We anticipate that OA will prove to have this capability.