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Digital breast tomosynthesis using an amorphous selenium flat panel detector
Author(s): M. Bissonnette; M. Hansroul; E. Masson; S. Savard; S. Cadieux; P. Warmoes; D. Gravel; J. Agopyan; B. Polischuk; W. Haerer; T. Mertelmeier; J. Y. Lo; Y. Chen; J. T. Dobbins; J. L. Jesneck; S. Singh
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Paper Abstract

A prototype breast tomosynthesis system has been developed, allowing a total angular view of ±25°. The detector used in this system is an amorphous selenium direct-conversion digital flat-panel detector suitable for digital tomosynthesis. The system is equipped with various readout sequences to allow the investigation of different tomosynthetic data acquisition modes. In this paper, we will present basic physical properties -- such as MTF, NPS, and DQE -- measured for the full resolution mode and a binned readout mode of the detector. From the measured projections, slices are reconstructed employing a special version of filtered backprojection algorithm. In a phantom study, we compare binned and full resolution acquisition modes with respect to image quality. Under the condition of same dose, we investigate the impact of the number of views on artifacts. Finally, we show tomosynthesis images reconstructed from first clinical data.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2005
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5745, Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging, (20 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.601622
Show Author Affiliations
M. Bissonnette, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
M. Hansroul, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
E. Masson, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
S. Savard, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
S. Cadieux, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
P. Warmoes, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
D. Gravel, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
J. Agopyan, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
B. Polischuk, Anrad Corp. (Canada)
W. Haerer, Siemens Medical Solutions (Germany)
T. Mertelmeier, Siemens Medical Solutions (Germany)
J. Y. Lo, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
Y. Chen, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
J. T. Dobbins, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
J. L. Jesneck, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)
S. Singh, Duke Univ. Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5745:
Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging
Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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