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Volume 2 Supplement 2

Symposium Mammographicum 2000

  • Meeting abstract
  • Open Access

Characterising breast tissue for the development of a tissue-equivalent phantom

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Breast Cancer Research20002 (Suppl 2) :A43

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  • Cancer Research
  • Water Uptake
  • Manufacturing Process
  • Breast Tissue
  • Synchrotron Radiation

Full text

This paper will present progress being made with the development of a radiologically tissue-equivalent phantom constructed from hydrophilic materials. These materials have the ability to absorb water without being dissolved in it. The quantity of water uptake can be accurately controlled in the manufacturing process. We have been working on characterising the radiological properties of normal and diseased breast tissue and, to date, we have concentrated on linear attenuation measurements, scattering properties and elemental analysis. Preliminary results will be presented including recent trace element analysis carried out at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF).

Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Radiography, City University, London, UK


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