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Tumor detection involves both the estimation of the stiffness of the lesion, and tracking and visualization of its position due to deformation of the organ and target motion. This project aims to detect tumors of less than 0.5 cm3 primarily in breast tissue. The techniques developed are applicable to a wide range of organs e.g., liver, thyroid and lymph nodes. Detection will be accomplished by developing novel image-guided control techniques to track the tumor in real-time during the intervention, and by making significant technological developments to the ultrasound-based Tissue Strain Analytics (Siemens AG Healthcare, Erlangen, Germany).

The ultrasound-based Tissue Strain Analytics represents an important development since the advent of Doppler imaging. It compliments conventional ultrasound exams by providing a new dimension of information to be applied for diagnostic and therapeutic clinical applications. Mechanical stiffness information can be combined with anatomical (B-mode) as well as vascular (Doppler) information such that the actual diagnosis is contained by the intersection of three dimensions of information. Tissue Strain Analytics provides a new dimension of diagnostic information through qualitative (eSie Touch™) and quantitative (Virtual Touch™) measurements of the mechanical stiffness of tissue.

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The USE project brings together several already existing collaborations and can be considered as a spinoff of previous student projects in which Technical Medicine students performed studies in the radiology department of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital under supervision of researchers of the University of Twente. Both the University of Twente and the radiology department of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital already have an established research collaboration with Siemens.

The medical imaging research & development facilities of CMI Twente B.V. will be used for the required experiments at the campus of the University of Twente, in addition to the clinical experiments at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital. Furthermore, an

The USE project brings together several already existing collaborations and can be considered as a spinoff of previous student projects in which Technical Medicine students performed studies in the radiology department of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital under supervision of researchers of the University of Twente. Both the University of Twente and the radiology department of the Jeroen Bosch Hospital already have an established research collaboration with Siemens.

The medical imaging research & development facilities of CMI Twente B.V. will be used for the required experiments at the campus of the University of Twente, in addition to the clinical experiments at the Jeroen Bosch Hospital. Furthermore, an

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