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Abstract #1011

Diffusion Tensor Based Reconstruction of the Ductal Tree

Marco Reisert1, Matthias Weigel1, Erez Eyal2, Dov Grobgeld2, Hadassa Degani2, Jrgen Hennig1

1Medical Physics, University Medical Center Freiburg, Freiburg, Baden Wrttemberg, Germany; 2Biological Regulation Dept., Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel

The architecture of the ductal trees was first investigated by Sir Astley Cooper in 1840, using duct injection studies ex-vivo. Recently, computer derived tracking of whole-breast ductal trees has been achieved in few human breasts using mastectomy specimens. Studying the architecture of the entire ductal trees is very challenging and has not been achieved in vivo, yet.