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The Sensitivity To Technological Innovations Of The Doses Delivered By Optimized Mammography Systems
Author(s): H Jafroudi; E P Muntz
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Paper Abstract

Multiparameter optimizations have been carried out to study the effects of technological advances on the patient doses required to maintain a given image quality in mammography. The assumed advances include; improvement in the power loading limits of the tube focal spot, increased absorption efficiency for a given detector resolution, detector system gain increases and changes in the exposure time limitations that result from patient motion. The optimization permits system geometry, kVp of the examination, filtration, detector resolution, focal spot size and grid characteristics to vary simultaneously and self-consistently subject to image quality as well as technological constraints. In this study the technological constraints are systematically varied so that the effect of technological innovations can be measured by the resulting dose reductions relative to a baseline optimized system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 June 1984
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0454, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII, (15 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939329
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H Jafroudi, University of Southern California (United States)
E P Muntz, University of Southern California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0454:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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