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Maps for a 72 year old patient who has invasive ductal carcinoma with ductal carcinoma in situ in her left breast.

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posted on 17.03.2015, 04:25 by Pamela G. Anderson, Jana M. Kainerstorfer, Angelo Sassaroli, Nishanth Krishnamurthy, Marc J. Homer, Roger A. Graham, Sergio Fantini

(a) X-ray mammogram where two foci of cancer spanning 3.9 cm in combined maximum diameter are located in the 5 and 6 o’clock positions within the breast (shown in the red box). (b) The data discarded at the sides of the scanned breast are depicted in blue. (c) The deoxy-hemoglobin map is used to located the tumor ROI within the red rectangular area (based on the x-ray mammogram as described in the methods section) (d) The tumor rectangular box is shown in yellow and the shaded green region represents the tumor ROI, consisting of pixels with [Hb] to within 75% of the maximum [Hb] in the box. Maps of (e) total hemoglobin concentration, (f) hemoglobin saturation, (g) water percentage, and (h) lipid percentage.