Breast density assessment by means of time domain optical mammography at 635-1060 nm

Paola Taroni, Antonio Pifferi, Giovanna Quarto, Lorenzo Spinelli, Alessandro Torricelli, Rinaldo Cubeddu, Francesca Abbate, Anna Villa, Nicola Balestreri, Simona Menna, Enrico Cassano

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Breast density is a major risk factor for developing breast cancer. Non-invasive assessment of breast density was performed by means of time-resolved 7-wavelength (635-1060 nm) optical mammography. Good correlation was achieved between mammographic density and optically derived indexes in a clinical study that is presently ongoing and that has involved 63 subjects up to now.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Publication statusPublished - 2011
EventDiffuse Optical Imaging III - Munich, Germany
Duration: May 22 2011May 24 2011


OtherDiffuse Optical Imaging III


  • Breast
  • Mammography
  • Optical spectroscopy
  • Photon migration
  • Time-resolved imaging
  • Tissue diagnostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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