Gijs Hendriks 3D breast ultrasound elastography to improve breast cancer detection
In this research the researchers developed and validated this technique in computational models, breast phantoms and patient studies.read more
Gijs Hendriks 3D breast ultrasound elastography to improve breast cancer detectionOne out of seven women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their life. Early detection of breast cancer is important to increase the survival rate. 3D ultrasound imaging is a technique to detect breast cancer. The sonographer collects ultrasound images while the ultrasound probe moves over the breast. In this research, a technique called 3D elastography, which can ‘feel’ stiff structures in soft surrounding breast tissue using the already collected 3D ultrasound images, is developed. Malignant cancers are often stiffer and less mobile compared to benign lesions which are softer and mobile. The radiologist can better discriminate between benign and malignant lesions by measuring stiffness and mobility of lesions. In this way, unnecessary biopsies can be prevented. In this research the researchers developed and validated this technique in computational models, breast phantoms and patient studies.
Thesis title: 3D Breast Ultrasound Elastography
Date, time and location PhD defense
- Date: 29 October 2019
- Time: 14.30 hrs
- Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2
Gijs Hendriks (1990) graduated in 2014 from Eindhoven University of Technology (Master in Biomedical Engineering). He carried out the described doctoral research at the Medical UltraSound Imaging Center (MUSIC) of the Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine of the Radboud university medical center, within the Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS). Currently, Gijs is employed as a postdoctoral researcher at MUSIC.
- Promotor(s): prof. C.L. de Korte
- Co-promotor(s): dr H.H.G. Hansen