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Using mastectomy specimens to develop breast models for breast tomosynthesis and CT breast imaging
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Paper Abstract

Dedicated x-ray computed tomography (CT) of the breast using a cone-beam flat-panel detector system is a modality under investigation by a number of research teams. As previously reported, we have fabricated a prototype, bench-top flat-panel CT breast imaging (CTBI) system and developed computer simulation software to model such a system. We are developing a methodology to use high resolution, low noise CT reconstructions of fresh mastectomy specimens for generating an ensemble of 3D digital breast phantoms that realistically model 3D compressed and uncompressed breast anatomy. These breast models can be used to simulate realistic projection data for both breast tomosynthesis (BT) and CT systems thereby providing a powerful evaluation and optimization mechanism.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 March 2008
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6913, Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging, 691315 (18 March 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.772666
Show Author Affiliations
J. Michael O'Connor, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell (United States)
Mini Das, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School (United States)
Clay Didier, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell (United States)
Mufeed Mah'D, Univ. of Massachusetts, Lowell (United States)
Stephen J. Glick, Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6913:
Medical Imaging 2008: Physics of Medical Imaging
Jiang Hsieh; Ehsan Samei, Editor(s)

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