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Self-breast examination, clinical breast examination, mammography, and magnetic resonance imaging MRI scans are used to detect breast lumps or abnormalities. A biopsy is performed on suspicious breast tissue. A biopsy entails obtaining a tissue or fluid sample and examining the cells to determine if they are cancerous. Traditionally, breast biopsy methods have been invasive surgical procedures that remove both the suspicious tissue and healthy tissue around it. Today, there are several minimally invasive breast biopsy methods that accurately diagnose breast cancer but conserve breast tissue. Advanced technology has helped to make minimally invasive breast biopsy methods a possible alternative to surgical biopsy for some women. The procedure involves using ultrasound and stereotactic imaging to locate the suspicious area and guide the biopsy procedure. The accuracy of the stereotactic equipment eliminates the need for an invasive surgery and allows surgeons to remove a tissue sample with a needle. The minimally invasive methods are quick, use only local anesthesia, and usually require no stitches. Individuals usually can resume their regular activity levels in about 24 hours.
In this study, first the cortical activities over vertexes on the brain were estimated from 64 channels electroencephalography EEG signals using the Hierarchical Bayesian estimation while 5 subjects did continuous arm reaching movements. From the estimated cortical activities, a sparse linear regression method selected only useful features in reconstructing the electromyography EMG signals and estimated the EMG signals of 9 arm muscles. Then, a modular artificial neural network was used to estimate four joint angles from the estimated EMG signals of 9 muscles: one for movement control and the other for posture control. The estimated joint angles using this method have the correlation coefficient CC of 0. The field of Brain Machine Interface BMI has engaged in active research to help paralyzed patients regain some independence and to better integrate within societal activities.