Contact: Sarah Cogan
Optical Society of America
Caption: These are diagnostic images of a mixed infiltrating lobular and ductal carcinoma in the right breast of a 57 year old patient. The cranio-caudal x-ray mammogram (left) showed an architectural distortion of about 22 mm in the lateral part of the right breast. Ultrasonography (middle) showed the presence of an unsharply edged hypoechoic lesion with a hyperechoic border at the expected locationPhotoacoustic mammography (right) showed a confined high-contrast abnormality with a contrast in excess of five and a maximum diameter of 14 mm at the expected lesion depth. Here, a transversal cross-section through this abnormality is visualized.
Credit: Michelle Heijblom, University of Twente
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