Some Pathobiological Considerations of Detection of Breast Cancer by Ultrasonic Holography

  • Leonard Weiss


In this presentation some of the expected problems associated with the early diagnosis of carcinoma of the breast using ultrasonic holography will be considered. In the absence of much practical experience at a clinical level with ultrasonic holography I think that some useful general lessons on procedure and particularly the frightening logistic problems of mass screening may be learned from the now considerable body of data available on the early diagnosis of mammary cancer by X-ray techniques I will not deal with the engineering problems associated with ultrasonic holography and others are much better qualified than I to comment on its feasibility for this purpose. However I hope to show that from a consideration of some of the basic pathobiological aspects of the disease a reasonably clear idea of the engineering requirements can be obtained.


Breast Cancer Chromosome Aberration Pulse Length Acoustic Impedance Mass Screening 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leonard Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Experimental PathologyRoswell Park Memorial InstituteBuffaloUSA

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