INFRARED IMAGING AND COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY IN BREAST CANCER: CASE STUDY

C. N. Dalmaso, J. V. C. Vargas, M. L. Brioschi

Abstract


This work presents a case study of a 75-year-old woman breast with
cancer. The investigation process used infrared image, mammography,
computerized tomography (CT) and ultrasound guided biopsy to
assess, stage and final diagnostic of the tumor. Each one of these
evaluations brings an isolated piece of information that results in the
correct diagnostic, and treatment. As early diagnostic of breast cancer
goes towards improvement in diagnostics and better therapeutics, it is
reasonable to state that breast cancer diagnostics must be achieved as
early as possible. An association between infrared image abnormalities
and computerized tomography is acknowledged and is assumed that a
correlation could exist. The technical literature demonstrated that
tumor depth could be inferred from infrared images, but critical
information such as breast perfusion for accurate predictions are not
available yet. Considering that a mathematical model could model
breast perfusion, this study proposes that tumor morphology and depth
in breast cancer could be adequately determined using mathematical
modeling, infrared imaging, and computerized tomography in
complementary actions.


Keywords


infrared imaging, computerized tomography, blood flow

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5380/reterm.v20i1.80456

Copyright (c) 2021 C. N. Dalmaso, J. V. C. Vargas, M. L. Brioschi

Revista da Engenharia Térmica. ISSN: 1676-1790