Michael K. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Michael K. O'Connor, Ph.D., studies the application of functional imaging tools in the detection and characterization of breast cancer. The long-term goal of Dr. O'Connor's research team is to develop an inexpensive screening tool for breast cancer that will be an adjunct to screening mammography.
Dr. O'Connor's research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the Susan G. Komen Foundation, among other organizations.
Significance to patient care
Recent large patient trials from Mayo Clinic indicate that molecular breast imaging may be a viable alternative to screening mammography in women with dense breast tissue, where mammography is known to have a reduced sensitivity for the detection of breast cancer.
6 honors from 7 subjects
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