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1. (WO2013163385) SELF-REFERENCING OPTICAL MEASUREMENT FOR BREAST CANCER DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2013/163385    International Application No.:    PCT/US2013/038153
Publication Date: Fri Nov 01 00:59:59 CET 2013 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 26 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: A61B 10/00
G01N 21/45
Applicants: THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION OF STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
Inventors: BARBOUR, Randall, L.
AL ABDI, Rabah, M.
Title: SELF-REFERENCING OPTICAL MEASUREMENT FOR BREAST CANCER DETECTION
Abstract:
Optical data is obtained from a pair of breasts, employing a simultaneous bilateral referencing protocol, and is subsequently analyzed employing a self-referencing data analysis method. Optical measurements can be performed on both breasts simultaneously under various protocols, including resting-state measures and evoked responses. Sensing hardware and data collection protocols are economical and can be implemented without patient discomfort. The natural variance inherently associated with optical measures of the breast is reduced by: imposition of substantially symmetric boundary conditions; collection of simultaneous bilateral dynamic measures; referencing measurement data of one breast to measurement data from another.