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Simulation of digital mammogram acquisition
Author(s): Predrag R. Bakic; Dragana P. Brzakovic
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Paper Abstract

This work incorporates development of a model that relates 3-D arrangement of breast tissue and its appearance in a mammogram. The primary contribution is modeling breast structures based on their anatomic properties, obtained from the literature and histologic slice images. Additionally, breast compression deformation is estimated using tissue elastic properties and a deformation model. Synthetic mammograms obtained by the proposed approach can be used in analysis of positioning and compression effects, and for testing computer algorithms for detection of abnormalities. The paper discusses three major model components: (1) modeling breast anatomic structures, (2) modeling breast tissue compression, and (3) modeling X-ray image acquisition.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3659, Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging, (28 May 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.349569
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Predrag R. Bakic, Lehigh Univ. (United States)
Dragana P. Brzakovic, Lehigh Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3659:
Medical Imaging 1999: Physics of Medical Imaging
John M. Boone; James T. Dobbins, Editor(s)

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