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1. (WO2017184201) METHODS FOR THERMAL BREAST CANCER DETECTION

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/184201    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/059880
Publication Date: Fri Oct 27 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Wed Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: A61B 5/00
G06T 7/00
H04N 5/33
A61B 5/01
Applicants: ENTROPIA LLC
Inventors: DANICIC, Aleksandar
Title: METHODS FOR THERMAL BREAST CANCER DETECTION
Abstract:
The present invention relates to methods for providing a low-cost, non-invasive, high-fidelity breast cancer screening and early detection. The said includes a process by which breasts are prepared for thermal imaging by cooling the breast surface. Next, digital images are captured using an infrared thermal imaging camera. Digital image processing allows for identification of suspicious vascular activity. The probability of detection of similar size tumors, or equivalently tumors which are smaller and/or buried deeper under breast surface, is further increased by of applying inverse thermal conduction algorithms to digital images. Thermal infrared images are taken over time to build temporal statistics, which further increase the probability of correct early detection of smaller and deeper breast tumors.