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Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer – A Study 12 March 2014

Dr. A. Nagappan, Principal, VMKV Engineering College led the weekly discussion on the topic “Imaging Techniques for Breast Cancer – A Study”. The session was broadcasted live through A-VIEW on March 12th, 2014.

Dr. A. Nagappan started his talk by briefly saying about what is breast cancer. It is second only to lung cancer as a cause of cancer deaths in American women. 1 out 7 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Fortunately, radical mastectomy (surgical removal) is rarely needed today with better treatment options. If the breast cancer is found and treated early, the five year survival rate is 98%.

Highlights of the talk

  • Female breast anatomy and breast gland
  • Lymphatic system
  • Three types of vessels
  • Need for screening – accuracy of mammography
  • Symptoms and early detection
  • Imaging techniques – MRI, Color Doppler, Contrast ultrasound, Digital Mammography and Scintimammography
  • Computer-Aided diagnosis
  • Detection of malignant masses
  • Portable and mobile mammography

Know your risks for breast cancer. Be aware of breast changes. Get screened. These are concluding points of Dr A. Nagappan’s talk during the session.

Speaker’s Profile

Dr. A. Nagappan, Principal of VMKV Eng. College, Vinayaka Missions University, graduated first class with a B.E. in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering in 1987 from Annamalai University. His master’s degree in M.S. in Electronics and Control was done at BITS Pilani, Rajasthan in 1995 graduating First class. He obtained his Doctoral Degree in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering at Vinayaka Missions University In 2008.

Dr. A. Nagappan has got an excellent research and academic standing with professional service spanning two decades, crowned with exemplary success in his research projects that have earned him many journal publications and conference presentations both in the National and International forums. He is also crowned with a Lifetime Achievement Award (2006) bestowed upon him at Chennai by Prof. V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, the then Chairman (In charge). University Grants Commission, New Delhi. He is a Reviewer of the Journal of Applied Sciences, an International Journal.