Thermal Modeling of the Malignant Woman’s Breast

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M. M. Osman

Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt

E. M. Afify

NCSU at Raleigh, North Carolina 27695-7910

J Biomech Eng 110(4), 269-276 (Nov 01, 1988) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3108441 History: Received September 23, 1986; Revised August 19, 1988; Online June 12, 2009


In this paper the conceptual three-dimensional model of the normal woman’s breast presented in Osman and Afify [1], is developed into a detailed quantitative model of the malignant woman’s breast. This model takes into consideration the effect of tumor size and location on the metabolic heat production, blood perfusion rate, and thermal contour plot of the malignant breast for each tumor size, depth, and location. Also the results of this investigation show that a hot spot in the malignant woman’s breast thermal contour plot may not be directly related to an embedded tumor beneath the breast surface.

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