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Performance assessment of two time-domain-scanning optical mammographs
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Paper Abstract

Two time-domain scanning optical mammographs are presently tested in clinical trials within the EU project "OPTIMAMM" supported by the EC. To assess their performance (e.g., accuracy, sensitivity, stability), systematic measurements were performed on breast-like phantoms. Both, estimation of optical properties and acquisition of good contrast images for diagnostic purposes were considered. The proposed assessment procedure can be applied to characterize and improve other novel and existing instruments for photon migration imaging and spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5138, Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging, (15 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.500533
Show Author Affiliations
Heidrun Wabnitz, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Paola Taroni, Politecnico di Milano, INFM (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Dirk Grosenick, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Antonio Pifferi, Politecnico di Milano, INFM (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Alessandro Torricelli, Politecnico di Milano, INFM (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Adam Liebert, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Michael Moeller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Rinaldo Cubeddu, Politecnico di Milano, INFM (Italy)
IFN-CNR (Italy)
Herbert Rinneberg, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5138:
Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging
David A. Boas, Editor(s)

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