Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 5491: Evaluation on Phantoms of the Feasibility of a Smart Bra to Detect Breast Cancer in Young Adults

Sensors, Vol. 19, Pages 5491: Evaluation on Phantoms of the Feasibility of a Smart Bra to Detect Breast Cancer in Young Adults Sensors doi: 10.3390/s19245491 Authors: Moreno Herrera Breast cancer is the most common cancer observed in women. Although mammography is a recognized method, it remains ionizing and cannot be used routinely or in young adults, leaving up to two years between two diagnoses. Prior to validation on human subjects, this study aims to validate on phantoms the feasibility of quantifying breast density and detecting breast cancer tumors using a smart bra in young women. Six phantoms with various densities and seven phantoms with various volumes of modelized tumor were prepared and measured with a smart bra, including an electrophysiological module. There was a significant difference between the “healthy phantoms” and the “tumor phantoms” with P(Student) = 0.008 (Shapiro–Wilk p = 0.846, samples follow a normal distribution; Fisher variance test, p = 0.287). In addition, this study seems to indicate the possibility of discriminating various types of tumorous and healthy breast tissue using a smart bra, in high density breast. However, a new study on a large sample of human subjects will be required to generate new models, including resistive, capacitive, and other sensor parameters versus reference data collected from imaging.
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