Applications for ultrasound imaging for patient with (suspected) breast cancer of muscle disease.

Wednesday 27 March 2024, 2:30 pm
PhD student
L. de Jong
prof. dr. J.J. Fütterer, prof. dr. ir. C.L. de Korte

Diagnostic investigation using ultrasonography can be complemented with the addition of a skin sticker for (suspected) breast cancer patients to indicate the location of concern based on the patients input. This 3D ultrasonography technique has been evaluated for applications for muscle diseases by means of discriminating muscle tissue in healthy or abnormal tissue. The aim was to assess the ability to detect and grade the muscle disease using this technique. This very same technique using grey level values was used in investigating needle visibility for needles that are imaged while being located inside the body. Using this technique, it could be confirmed that visibility was increased using a newly developed type of needle with respect to the conventional needle type.

Leon de Jong (1988) obtained his Master’s degree in Technical Medicine at the University of Twente. In 2017 he started with his PhD research at the department of radiology and nuclear medicine of Radboudumc. Since 2021 he is working as a project leader at Demcon Life Science & Health, which is a developer of medical products.