Diagnostic model for local temporal thermal change at the skin of the breast during extended application of diagnostic ultrasound.

@article{Thornton1992DiagnosticMF,
  title={Diagnostic model for local temporal thermal change at the skin of the breast during extended application of diagnostic ultrasound.},
  author={Barry S. Thornton and W T Hung and Cherrell Hirst},
  journal={IMA journal of mathematics applied in medicine and biology},
  year={1992},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={161-75}
}
A biophysical model is derived to account for the temporal thermal change at the skin of the breast as a result of ultrasound stimulation at the suspect lesion for seven minutes, with responses recorded using an infrared camera. Twenty-two patients were studied. The observed temporal responses for malignant cases have a different pattern from those of the benign cases studied and a mathematical model is used to investigate the controlling parameters. A new method is used to estimate the… CONTINUE READING