Modeling Probe and Tissue Interaction for Tumor Feature Extraction

  title={Modeling Probe and Tissue Interaction for Tumor Feature Extraction},
  author={Parris S. Wellman and Robert D. Howe},
1 INTRODUCTION Fingertip palpation is performed widely to detect tumors embedded in soft tissue. It is used to locate tumors in the lung for excision, and to detect and characterize tumors in the breast for diagnosis. However, it can be difficult to reliably locate these masses and estimate their properties. We are developing a system that uses a mechanical probe to document the locations and properties of these tumors. This system will make non-invasive pressure measurements on the surface of… CONTINUE READING
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