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International Journal of Biomedical Imaging
Volume 2009 (2009), Article ID 902326, 14 pages
Review Article

Modern Breast Cancer Detection: A Technological Review

1Department of Surgery, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
2Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
3School of Biomedical Engineering, Science & Health Systems, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Received 21 May 2009; Accepted 15 September 2009

Academic Editor: Haim Azhari

Copyright © 2009 Adam B. Nover et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Breast cancer is a serious threat worldwide and is the number two killer of women in the United States. The key to successful management is screening and early detection. What follows is a description of the state of the art in screening and detection for breast cancer as well as a discussion of new and emerging technologies. This paper aims to serve as a starting point for those who are not acquainted with this growing field.