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The aim of this paper is to introduce effects well known to clinicians -but neglected to date- in the biomechanical modelling of breast malignant tumours. We develop a model of an isolated stellate breast tumour under mammographic compression forces. We study a range of reported mechanical properties, both linear elastic and hyperelastic. We also introduce different volumes of increased density/stiffness around the tumour. We show that each of these issues has a non-negligible effect on stresses and strains/deformations.

Original publication

DOI

10.1109/IEMBS.2010.5626107

Type

Journal article

Journal

Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc

Publication Date

2010

Volume

2010

Pages

712 - 715

Keywords

Artifacts, Breast Neoplasms, Compressive Strength, Computer Simulation, Elastic Modulus, Female, Humans, Models, Biological, Radiographic Image Enhancement, Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted, Reproducibility of Results, Sensitivity and Specificity