Finite element modelling for the detection of breast tumor

Olzhas Mukhmetov, Dastan Igali, Yong Zhao, S. C. Fok, Soo Lee Teh, Aigerim Mashekova, Ng Yin Kwee

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Abstract

Breast cancer has become one of the main causes of death among women in the many countries. The chances of patient survival can be considerably enhanced if breast tumors are identified at the earliest stage. In this study, we propose a cost effective and non-invasive detection technique, which is based on precision breast geometry, infrared breast temperature and inverse thermal modeling in order to prove that the inverse FEM is applicable for detection of the location and size of the tumor inside the breast. As a first step in this comprehensive study, we develop a novel and cost-effective experiment to obtain repeatable data for FEM validation, in which an artificial breast was 3D printed based on realistic breast geometry, tumors were simulated with heaters and thermograms of the breast were taken. Then forward thermal modeling was performed and validated with the experimental data. Furthermore, the effect of tumors on the thermal profile of the breast was examined by using both experimental and numerical approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2018
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages360-363
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538662168
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 6 2018
Event18th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2018 - Taichung, Taiwan
Duration: Oct 29 2018Oct 31 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2018 IEEE 18th International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2018

Other

Other18th IEEE International Conference on Bioinformatics and Bioengineering, BIBE 2018
CountryTaiwan
CityTaichung
Period10/29/1810/31/18

Keywords

  • Breast tumor
  • FEM
  • Thermal modeling
  • Thermography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics(clinical)
  • Health Informatics
  • Oncology
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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