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The different structural scales of the breast and their impact on time-of-flight and diffraction tomography
Author(s): P. Huthwaite; F. Simonetti; L. Huang
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Paper Abstract

Ultrasound tomography is an attractive imaging method for the detection of breast cancer. The complex anatomy of the breast with its different spatial scales and material property contrasts make accurate reconstructions very challenging. This paper proposes a hybrid approach whereby Travel-of-Flight and Diffraction Tomography are combined together to achieve high-resolution and high-accuracy sound-speed reconstructions. The method is validated with several numerical phantoms.

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Date Published: 12 March 2010
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7629, Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 76290L (12 March 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.844346
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P. Huthwaite, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
F. Simonetti, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
L. Huang, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7629:
Medical Imaging 2010: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Jan D'hooge; Stephen A. McAleavey, Editor(s)

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