Imaging Breast Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS) using Pulsed Terahertz Spectroscopy System

Nagma Vohra, Magda El-Shenawee, Keith Bailey

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Abstract

This work proposes the use of terahertz (THz) reflection imaging method for investigating breast ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). The tumor handled in this work is formalin fixed and paraffin embedded tissue block (FFPE). The goal of this research is to differentiate between DCIS and invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). In the previous research, THz spectroscopy has shown successful differentiation between cancerous (IDC) and normal breast tissue in freshly excised tumors. The study conducted on IDC has demonstrated interesting signatures in the absorption coefficient of cancer tissues. Similar studies will be conducted in this work for FFPE tissue blocks to investigate the potential invasiveness level of DCIS tumors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020 - Proceedings
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages363-364
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781728166704
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 5 2020
Event2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020 - Virtually, Toronto, Canada
Duration: Jul 5 2020Jul 10 2020

Publication series

Name2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020 - Proceedings

Conference

Conference2020 IEEE International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation and North American Radio Science Meeting, IEEECONF 2020
CountryCanada
CityVirtually, Toronto
Period7/5/207/10/20

Keywords

  • Terahertz
  • ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • reflection imaging
  • time domain terahertz pulse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Instrumentation

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