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Feasibility study of breast cancer risk monitoring using thermography technique in Malaysia

Abd. Wahab, Asnida and Mohd. Salim, Maheza Irna and Yunus, Jasmy (2015) Feasibility study of breast cancer risk monitoring using thermography technique in Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (7). pp. 49-54. ISSN 2180-3722

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.11113/jt.v77.6247


Breast cancer remains as a serious health issue in Malaysia and most presentation of breast cancer incidences are at the later stage which will reduce the survival rate. Breast Self-Examination for all women (BSE), Clinical Breast Examination for women above 40 years old (CBE) and Mammography for the older and high-risk groups are the current policies that are available in the government hospitals and selected clinics. However, BSE and CBE could not detect the early stage breast cancer while Mammography is less sensitive in detecting tumor in high dense breast tissue. Both factors have caused an increase in the overall percentage of later stage presentation of breast cancer in Malaysia. In this paper, a feasibility study of breast cancer screening and risk monitoring using Thermography technique is presented. Thermography technique is capable in identifying any physiological changes occur prior to lump formation. This technique is simple, cheaper, and produce no radiation which will allow a safe regular screening. In this study, a series of screenings has been performed on carcinogenic induced rats and thermal images acquired were then analyzed for risk monitoring. Visual analysis shown that the presence of hotspot and asymmetrical temperature profile could be an indicator of a high risk patient while temperature measurement on both induced and control groups shows a significant difference in standard deviation of the surface temperature with smaller deviation of 0.31±0.08 observed in control group while bigger deviation of 2.23±0.78 observed in the induced group. Hence, it is shown that Thermography technique could be a potential modality for upfront breast screening in Malaysia

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:thermography, risk monitoring, regular screening
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions:Biosciences and Medical Engineering
ID Code:55276
Deposited By: Fazli Masari
Deposited On:22 Aug 2016 08:19
Last Modified:01 Nov 2017 04:16

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