Thursday, October 6, 2011

Site Update: Nature Blogs

This website was originally founded under the name With A Grain of Salt and was eventually listed with Nature Publishing Group's network of independent science themed blogs / websites (you can check out their network over at blogs.nature.com). More recently I have revamped this website to look more professional and renamed it Spotlight on Science. Under the new name, this website has been re-included into Nature Publishing Group's network of high quality independent blogs.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Detecting Breast Cancer by Assessing the Lesion's Margin

I recently published an article with the journal Academic Radiology. The paper presents a method for assessing a tumour's margin towards the detection of breast cancer from state-of-the-art MRI examinations. Malignant margins tend to appear diffuse and variable by virtue of cancerous lesions being characterized by invading into neighbouring tissues. Margin measurements also have potential applications in the assessment of whether a lumpectomy (removing a lesion via surgery)   actually successfully removed the entire tissue of interest, however, this article is focused on using the margin measurement towards a more accurate diagnosis of breast cancer from MRI examinations.