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Abstract #3485

Feasibility of Breast MREIT Conductivity Imaging for Cancer Detection: Experimental and Numerical Simulation Studies

Hyung Joong Kim1, Saurav ZK Sajib1, Woo Chul Jeong1, Young Tae Kim1, Tong In Oh1, Eung Je Woo1

1Biomedical Engineering, Kyung Hee University, Yongin, Gyeonggi, Korea, Republic of

Conductivity values of cancerous tissues in the breast are significantly higher than those of surrounding normal tissues, breast MREIT may provide a new noninvasive way of detecting early stage of breast cancer. As a step toward clinical application, we present results of experimental and numerical simulation studies of breast MREIT. From phantom experiments, we evaluated practical amounts of noise in measured Bz and built a realistic three-dimensional model. Simulation results are promising to show that we can detect a cancerous anomaly in the breast while restricting the maximal current density inside the heart below the level of nerve excitation.