American Journal of Applied Sciences

Prediction of Tumor Existence in the Virtual Soft Tissue by Using Tactile Tumor Detector

Sayyed Mohsen Hosseini, Siamak Najarian, Samira Motaghinasab, Ali Tavakoli Golpaygani and Shahla Torabi

DOI : 10.3844/ajassp.2008.483.489

American Journal of Applied Sciences

Volume 5, Issue 5

Pages 483-489

Abstract

We proposed a method to investigate the effects of the tumor existence that appear on the surface of the tissue. Finite element analysis provided properties such as the shape, depth, and location of the tumor which are important parameters for physicians to distinguish the correct condition of the patients. Several different cases were created and solved by the ANSYS software and Tactile Images and Stress Graphs were extracted. These results clearly showed the existence of the tumor in the tissue. Having made an artificial tactile sensing system, called "Tactile Tumor Detector", which consists of three main components namely: tactile probe, tactile data processor and tactile display and having performed a number of experiments, we obtained good agreements between the numerical and experimental results. In addition to anticipating the presence of a tumor in the tissue and locating the exact place of the tumor, the experimental results help the user to predict the depth of the tumor inside the tissue.

Copyright

© 2008 Sayyed Mohsen Hosseini, Siamak Najarian, Samira Motaghinasab, Ali Tavakoli Golpaygani and Shahla Torabi. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.