Comparison of diffuse optical tomography of human breast with whole-body and breast-only positron emission tomography.

@article{Konecky2008ComparisonOD,
  title={Comparison of diffuse optical tomography of human breast with whole-body and breast-only positron emission tomography.},
  author={Soren D. Konecky and Regine Choe and Alper Corlu and Kijoon Lee and Rony Wiener and Shyam M. Srinivas and Janet R. Saffer and Richard Freifelder and Joel S. Karp and Nassim Hajjioui and Fred Azar and A. G. Yodh},
  journal={Medical physics},
  year={2008},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={446-55}
}
We acquire and compare three-dimensional tomographic breast images of three females with suspicious masses using diffuse optical tomography (DOT) and positron emission tomography (PET). Co-registration of DOT and PET images was facilitated by a mutual information maximization algorithm. We also compared DOT and whole-body PET images of 14 patients with breast abnormalities. Positive correlations were found between total hemoglobin concentration and tissue scattering measured by DOT, and… CONTINUE READING