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Table 1 Physiological properties of normal breast and malignant tumors (12 subjects, aged 30–39 years)

From: Imaging in breast cancer: Diffuse optics in breast cancer: detecting tumors in pre-menopausal women and monitoring neoadjuvant chemotherapy

  Normal TPEAK P
Parameter Mean Median Mean Median Wilcoxin
ctHHb 6.73 ± 2.08 6.57 15.3 ± 8.16 12.6 0.005
ctO2Hb 18.6 ± 6.9 18.9 33.3 ± 12.0 32.9 0.002
%Lipid 55.5 ± 8.7 54.9 30.6 ± 13.7 24.2 0.0003
%H2O 27.5 ± 12.1 25.4 49.9 ± 25.4 44.2 0.014
Scatter power 0.800 ± 0.362 0.830 1.17 ± 0.503 1.22 0.065
  1. ctHHb, deoxygenated hemoglobin concentration; ctO2Hb, oxygenated hemoglobin concentration; TPEAK, peak tumor values.