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Proceedings of SPIE Volume 5745

Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging
Editor(s): Michael J. Flynn
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Volume Number: 5745
Date Published: 20 April 2005
Softcover: 144 papers (1406) pages
ISBN: 9780819457196

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Micro gamma camera optics with high sensitivity and resolution
Author(s): C. A. MacDonald; Noor Mail; W. M. Gibson; S. M. Jorgenson; E. L. Ritman
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Printed active-matrix TFT arrays for x-ray imaging
Author(s): Robert A. Street; William S. Wong; Steve Ready; Rene Lujan; Ana C. Arias; Michael L. Chabinyc; Alberto Salleo; Raj Apte; Larry E. Antonuk
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Investigation of strategies to achieve optimal DQE performance from indirect-detection active-matrix flat-panel imagers (AMFPIs) through novel pixel amplification architectures
Author(s): Larry E. Antonuk; Yixin Li; Hong Du; Youcef El-Mohri; Qihua Zhao; Jin Yamamoto; Amit Sawant; Yi Wang; Zhong Su; Jeng-Ping Lu; Robert A. Street; Richard Weisfield; Bill Yao
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X-ray dark-field imaging and potential of its clinical application
Author(s): Daisuke Shimao; Hiroshi Sugiyama; Toshiyuki Kunisada; Anton Maksimenko; Fukai Toyofuku; Ei Ueno; Katsuhito Yamasaki; Chiho Obayashi; Kazuyuki Hyodo; Gang Li; Lin Pan; Xiaoming Jiang; Masami Ando
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High-contrast object localization and removal in cone-beam CT
Author(s): D. J. Moseley; J. H. Siewerdsen; D. A. Jaffray
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Separating the uncorrelated noise from the correlated detector noise of flat panel systems in order to quantify flat panel noise easily
Author(s): Christoph Hoeschen; Oleg Tischenko; Bernhard Renger; Kerstin Jungnickel
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Tilted cone beam VCT reconstruction algorithm
Author(s): Jiang Hsieh; Xiangyang Tang
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Improving the imaging of calcifications in CT by histogram-based selective deblurring
Author(s): Empar Rollano-Hijarrubia; Frits van der Meer; Add van der Lugt; Harrie Weinans; Henry Vrooman; Albert Vossepoel; Rik Stokking
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Line array transmission sources for SPECT attenuation correction—design and reconstruction
Author(s): E. G. Hawman; T. D. Rempel; A. H. Vija; J. C. Engdahl
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Investigation of externally activated x-ray fluorescence tomography for use in medical diagnostics
Author(s): H. von Busch; G. Harding; G. Martens; J.-P. Schlomka; B. Schweizer
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Estimating surface radiation dose from multidetector CT: cylindrical phantoms, anthropomorphic phantoms, and Monte Carlo simulations
Author(s): J. J. DeMarco; C. H. Cagnon; D. D. Cody; D. M. Stevens; C. H. McCollough; J. O'Daniel; M. F. McNitt-Gray
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A backscattered x-ray imager for medical applications
Author(s): Eric Jude L. Morris; Frank A. Dibianca; Hemant Shukla; Daya Gulabani
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Spectroscopic luminescent tomographic imaging for quantitative assessment of hemoglobin oxygenation
Author(s): Wenxiang Cong; Durairaj Kumar; Alexander Cong; Ge Wang
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Model-based recovery of histological parameters from multi-spectral images of the colon
Author(s): Dzena Hidovic-Rowe; Ela Claridge
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Optical-CT imaging of complex 3D dose distributions
Author(s): Mark Oldham; Leonard Kim; Geoffrey Hugo
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Flat panel detector-based cone beam CT lung imaging: preliminary system evaluation
Author(s): Ruola Ning; David Conover; Yong Yu; Weixing Cai; Xianghua Lu
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Soft tissue visualization using a highly efficient megavoltage cone beam CT imaging system
Author(s): Farhad A. Ghelmansarai; Ali Bani-Hashemi; Jean Pouliot; Ed Calderon; Paco Hernandez; Matthias Mitschke; Michelle Aubin; Kara Bucci
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MTF analysis of a prototype table-top inverse-geometry volumetric CT system
Author(s): Taly Gilat Schmidt; N. Robert Bennett; Samuel R. Mazin; Josh Star-Lack; Edward G. Solomon; Norbert J. Pelc
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Evaluation of image quality and dose on a flat-panel CT-scanner
Author(s): M. Grasruck; Ch. Suess; K. Stierstorfer; S. Popescu; T. Flohr
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Design and development of a fully 3D dedicated x-ray computed mammotomography system
Author(s): Martin P. Tornai; Randolph L. McKinley; Caryl N. Bryzmialkiewicz; Priti Madhav; Spencer J. Cutler; Dominic J. Crotty; James E. Bowsher; Ehsan Samei; Carey E. Floyd
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Achieving high-resolution soft-tissue imaging with cone-beam CT: a two-pronged approach for modulation of x-ray fluence and detector gain
Author(s): S. A. Graham; J. H. Siewerdsen; D. J. Moseley; H. Keller; N. A. Shkumat; D. A. Jaffray
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Spatial and temporal image characteristics of a real-time large area a-Se x-ray detector
Author(s): Olivier Tousignant; Yves Demers; Luc Laperriere; Habib Mani; Philippe Gauthier; Jonathan Leboeuf
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Selenium detector with a grid for selenium charge gain
Author(s): Denny L. Y. Lee
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Effect of detector element size on signal detectability in digital mammography
Author(s): Arthur E. Burgess
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Performance tests on a-Si TFT arrays for flat panel digital x-ray detectors
Author(s): A. Couture; D. Albagli; G. Possin; H. Hudspeth; P. Janiszewski; M. Zoeller; P. Granfors
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X-ray scatter correction for cone-beam CT using moving blocker array
Author(s): Lei Zhu; Norbert Strobel; Rebecca Fahrig
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Model based scatter correction for cone-beam computed tomography
Author(s): Jens Wiegert; Matthias Bertram; Georg Rose; Til Aach
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Image quality and dose optimization using novel x-ray source filters tailored to patient size
Author(s): Thomas L. Toth; Erdogan Cesmeli; Aziz Ikhlef; Tetsuya Horiuchi
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Simulation of internal backscatter effects on MTF and SNR of pixelated photon-counting detectors
Author(s): Alexander Korn; Juergen Giersch; Martin Hoheisel
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Scatter in digital mammography: antiscatter grid versus slot-scanning
Author(s): T. Mertelmeier; P. Bernhardt
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Performance assessment of a pendant-geometry CT scanner for breast cancer detection
Author(s): John M. Boone; Alexander L. C. Kwan; Thomas R. Nelson; Nikula Shah; George Burkett; J. Anthony Seibert; Karen K. Lindfors; Gerhardt Roos
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Wide coverage by volume CT: benefits for cardiac imaging
Author(s): Jean-Louis Sablayrolles; Erdogan Cesmeli; Laura Mintandjian; Olivier Adda; Diane Dessalles-Martin
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Four-arm variable-resolution x-ray detector for CT target imaging
Author(s): Frank A. DiBianca; Daya Gulabani; Lawrence M. Jordan; Sravanthi Vangala; David Rendon; Joseph S. Laughter; Roman Melnyk; M. Waleed Gaber; Gary S. Keyes
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Current status of the CBCT project at Varian Medical Systems
Author(s): Evangelos Matsinos
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Indirect flat-panel detector with avalanche gain: design and operation of the avalanche photoconductor
Author(s): Wei Zhao; Dan Li; Alla Reznik; Brian Lui; D. C. Hunt; Kenkichi Tanioka; J. A. Rowlands
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Statistics of the scintillation output using a combined x-ray/electron/optical Monte Carlo method
Author(s): Aldo Badano; Josep Sempau; Robert J. Jennings
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Non-Gaussian noise in x-ray and gamma-ray detectors
Author(s): Liying Chen; Harrison H. Barrett
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The effect of temporal lag in back illuminated photodiodes on CT image quality
Author(s): Lothar Spies; Randy Luhta
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Flat panel CT detectors for sub-second volumetric scanning
Author(s): Richard E. Colbeth; Ivan P. Mollov; Pieter Gerhard Roos; Edward G. Shapiro
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Spatial frequency-dependent signal-to-noise ratio as a generalized measure of image quality
Author(s): Philipp Bernhardt; Lothar Batz; Ernst-Peter Ruhrnschopf; Martin Hoheisel
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Linear system models for lag in flat dynamic x-ray detectors
Author(s): Bernd Menser; Raoul J.M. Bastiaens; Augusto Nascetti; Michael Overdick; Matthias Simon
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Toward a universal definition of speed for digitally acquired projection images
Author(s): Richard Van Metter; John Yorkston
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Evaluation of an optically coupled CCD digital radiography system
Author(s): J. Anthony Seibert; Alexander Kwan; John M. Boone; Paul Brown; Robin Winsor
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Optimized AEC for scanning digital mammography based on local variation of scan velocity
Author(s): Magnus Aslund; Bjorn Cederstrom; Mats Lundqvist; Mats Danielsson
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Detector evaluation of a prototype amorphous selenium-based full field digital mammography system
Author(s): Jonathan L. Jesneck; Robert S. Saunders; Ehsan Samei; Jessie Q. Xia; Joseph Y. Lo
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Quantifying the performance of human and software CDMAM phantom image observers for the qualification of digital mammography systems
Author(s): Lynn Fletcher-Heath; Richard Van Metter
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Advanced digital mammography system based on phase contrast technology
Author(s): Tomonori Gido; Sumiya Nagatsuka; Kouji Amitani; Hisashi Yonekawa; Masaya Shimoji; Chika Honda
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Generalized DQE analysis of dual-energy imaging using flat-panel detectors
Author(s): S. Richard; J. H. Siewerdsen; D. A. Jaffray; D. J. Moseley; B. Bakhtiar
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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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Design and performance of the prototype full field breast tomosynthesis system with selenium based flat panel detector
Author(s): Baorui Ren; Chris Ruth; Jay Stein; Andrew Smith; Ian Shaw; Zhenxue Jing
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Evaluation of a photon-counting breast tomosynthesis imaging system
Author(s): Andrew Maidment; Michael Albert; Stefan Thunberg; Leif Adelow; Ola Blom; Johan Egerstrom; Mathias Eklund; Tom Francke; Ulf Jordung; Tomas Kristoffersson; Karin Lindman; Lars Lindqvist; Daniel Marchal; Hans Olla; Erik Penton; Juha Rantanen; Skiff Solokov; Christer Ullberg; Niclas Weber
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Region of interest (ROI) computed tomography (CT): comparison with full field of view (FFOV) and truncated CT for a human head phantom
Author(s): R. Chityala; K. R. Hoffmann; S. Rudin; D. R. Bednarek
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Physical evaluation of a high-frame-rate extended dynamic range flat panel detector for real-time cone beam computed tomography applications
Author(s): Sarah J. Boyce; Amarpreet Chawla; Ehsan Samei
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Investigation of cone-beam acquisitions implemented using a novel dedicated mammotomography system with unique arbitrary orbit capability
Author(s): Randolph L. McKinley; Caryl N. Bryzmialkiewicz; Priti Madhav; Martin P. Tornai
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Measuring temporal resolution of cardiac CT reconstructions
Author(s): David Matthews; Dominic Heuscher
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Evaluation of flat panel detector cone beam CT breast imaging with different sizes of breast phantoms
Author(s): Ruola Ning; David Conover; Xianghua Lu; Yan Zhang; Yong Yu; Linda Schiffhauer; Jeanne Cullinan
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Metal artifact suppression in megavoltage computed tomography
Author(s): L. John Schreiner; Myron Rogers; Greg Salomons; Andrew Kerr
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Low contrast 3D reconstruction from C-arm data
Author(s): M. Zellerhoff; B. Scholz; E.-P. Ruehrnschopf; T. Brunner
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Three-dimensional PSF characterization of circle-plus-arc cone-beam computed tomography
Author(s): Zikuan Chen; Ruola Ning; Yong Yu; David Conover
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Tube focal spot size and power capability impact image quality in the evaluation of intracoronary stents
Author(s): Erdogan Cesmeli; Joel L. Berry; J. Jeffrey Carr
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Respiratory-gated segment reconstruction for radiation treatment planning using 256-slice CT-scanner during free breathing
Author(s): Shinichiro Mori; Masahiro Endo; Ryosuke Kohno; Shinichi Minohara; Kazutoshi Kohno; Hiroshi Asakura; Hideaki Fujiwara; Kenya Murase
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An attenuation correction technique to correct for neutron and gamma attenuation in the reconstructed image of a neutron stimulated emission computed tomography (NSECT) system
Author(s): Anuj J. Kapadia; Carey E. Floyd
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Use of energy imparted as an optimization tool in CT
Author(s): Ari I. Jonisch; Walter Huda; Kent M. Ogden
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A comparison of doubly curved crystalS and polycapillary optics for monochromatic beam production from a clinical source
Author(s): Danhong Li; Noor Mail; C. A. MacDonald
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The density measurements in pCT imaging
Author(s): Ivan Evseev; Joaquim Teixeira de Assis; Olga Yevseyeva; Hugo Reuters Schelin; Margio Cezar Loss Klock; Joao Antonio Palma Setti; Ricardo Tadeu Lopes; Ubirajara Maribondo Vinagre Filho; Reinhard W. Schulte; David C. Williams
Comparison of air space measurement imaged by CT, small-animal CT, and hyperpolarized Xe MRI
Author(s): Aniseh Madani; Steven White; Giles Santyr; Ian Cunningham
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Template-based method to measure the 3D joint space for hand arthritis
Author(s): J. Duryea
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Experimental test of depth dependence of solutions for time-resolved diffusion equation
Author(s): Aurelie Laidevant; Anabela da Silva; Michel Berger; Jean-Marc Dinten
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A multispectral imaging analysis system for early detection of cervical cancer
Author(s): Qiongshui Wu; Libo Zeng; Hengyu Ke; Hong Zheng; Xijian Gao; Diancheng Wang
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High-speed K-edge angiography achieved with tantalum K-series characteristic x rays
Author(s): Eiichi Sato; Etsuro Tanaka; Hidezo Mori; Toshiaki Kawai; Takashi Inoue; Akira Ogawa; Shigehiro Sato; Kazuyoshi Takayama; Hideaki Ido
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A comparison of lesion detection accuracy using digital mammography and flat-panel CT breast imaging
Author(s): Xing Gong; Aruna A. Vedula; Samta Thacker; Stephen J. Glick
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Contrast-enhanced digital mammography (CEDM): imaging modeling, computer simulations, and phantom study
Author(s): Biao Chen; Zhenxue Jing; Andrew Smith
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Simulation of cone beam computed tomography chest imaging with parallel computing: nodule detectability versus dose
Author(s): Shu-Ju Tu; Chris C. Shaw; Lingyun Chen
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Simulation of countrate performance for a PET scanner with partial collimation
Author(s): Ruth E. Schmitz; Paul E. Kinahan; Robert L. Harrison; Charles W. Stearns; Thomas K. Lewellen
Simulation of digital mammography images
Author(s): Adam Workman
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Cone-beam CT breast imaging with a flat panel detector: a simulation study
Author(s): Lingyun Chen; Chris C. Shaw; Shu-Ju Tu; Mustafa C. Altunbas; Tianpeng Wang; Chao-Jen Lai; Xinming Liu; S. Cheeenu Kappadath
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Reduction of scattering artifact in multislice CT
Author(s): I. Sabo-Napadensky; O. Amir
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Digital reconstructed radiography quality control with software methods
Author(s): Eloise Denis; Stephane Beaumont; JeanPierre Guedon
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Exact fan-beam reconstruction via ramp-filtered backprojection and local compensation
Author(s): Guang-Hong Chen; Ranjini Tolakanahalli; Tingliang Zhuang; Brian E. Nett; Jiang Hsieh
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An iterative method for flat-field correction of digital radiography when detector is at any position
Author(s): Hyoung-Koo Lee; Do-Il Kim; Sung-Hyeon Kim; Dae-Sop Park; Bo-Young Choe; Tae-Suk Suh
Modified FDK half-scan (MFDKHS) scheme on flat panel detector-based cone-beam CT
Author(s): Dong Yang; Ruola Ning; Yong Yu; David Conover; Xianghua Lu
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Image registration using a weighted region adjacency graph
Author(s): Muhannad Al-Hasan; Mark Fisher
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An extraction algorithm of pulmonary fissures from multislice CT image
Author(s): Hiroyuki Tachibana; Shinsuke Saita; Motokatsu Yasutomo; Mitsuru Kubo; Yoshiki Kawata; Noboru Niki; Yasutaka Nakano; Michizo Sasagawa; Kenji Eguchi; Noriyuki Moriyama
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A prototype micro-angiographic fluoroscope and its application in animal studies
Author(s): Ye Wu; Stephen Rudin; Daniel R. Bednarek
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Performance of optimized amorphous silicon, cesium-iodide based large field-of-view detector for mammography
Author(s): D. Albagli; Sung Han; Aaron Couture; H. Hudspeth; Chris Collazo; P. Granfors
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Advantages of monochromatic x-rays for imaging
Author(s): M. Hoheisel; R. Lawaczeck; H. Pietsch; V. Arkadiev
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Characterization of scatter radiation of a breast phantom on Siemens prototype FFDM with and without an anti-scatter grid
Author(s): Jessie Q. Xia; Joseph Y. Lo; Carey E. Floyd
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Scan equalization digital radiography (SEDR): implementation with a flat-panel detector
Author(s): Xinming Liu; Chris C. Shaw; Mustafa C. Altunbas; Tianpeng Wang
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Analysis of confidence level scores from an ROC study: comparison of three mammographic systems for detection of simulated calcifications
Author(s): Chao-Jen Lai; Chris C. Shaw; Gary J. Whitman; Wei T. Yang; Peter J. Dempsey
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An explanation for the extremely low, but variable, radiation dosages measured in a linear slit scanning radiography system
Author(s): J. Herman Potgieter; Mattieu de Villiers; Martin Scheelke; Gerhard de Jager
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The structure and physical properties of ultra-thin, multi-element Si pin photodiode arrays for medical imaging applications
Author(s): Bernd Tabbert; Chris Hicks; Ed Bartley; Hong Wu; Ilja Goushcha; Richard Metzler; Alexander O. Goushcha
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System characterization of the STATSCAN full body slit scanning radiography machine: theory and experiment
Author(s): Martin Scheelke; J. Herman Potgieter; Mattieu de Villiers
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Measurements and precisions of point spread function of multislice CT
Author(s): Shinichi Wada; Masaki Ohkubo; Toru Matsumoto
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X-ray spectrum of CT system acquired by Compton spectroscopy using high resolution Schottky CdTe detector
Author(s): Koji Maeda; Masao Matsumoto
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Quality controls for gamma cameras and PET cameras: development of a free open-source ImageJ program
Author(s): Thomas Carlier; Ludovic Ferrer; Jean B. Berruchon; Regis Cuissard; Adeline Martineau; Pierre Loonis; Olivier Couturier
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Improving the contrast resolution of DEI image using the resolution-tunable double-crystal analyzer
Author(s): Gang Li; K. Hirano; Xiaoming Jiang; Zhihua Chen; Ziyu Wu; M. Ando; Lin Pan; Jintian Tang; Peiping Zhu; Ruola Ning
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Progress in medical diffraction enhanced imaging at the UK Synchrotron Radiation Source
Author(s): C. J. Hall; M. Ibison; K. C. Cheung; K. Siu; R. A. Lewis; A. Hufton; S. J. Wilkinson; K. D. Rogers; A. Round; B. R. Dobson; J. V. Flaherty; M. R. Rowley; A. D. Cook
Phase-contrast tomography using tilted detector planes
Author(s): Mark A. Anastasio; Daxin Shi
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Optimization of operational conditions for direct digital mammography detectors for digital tomosynthesis
Author(s): Wei Zhao; Ruvin Deych; Enrico Dolazza
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Camera calibration for synthetic digital tomography
Author(s): Michael Albert; Ann-Katherine Carton; Andrew D. A. Maidment
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Contrast-enhanced dual-energy digital subtraction mammography: optimization of the beam energy
Author(s): Alexander L. C. Kwan; John M. Boone; Huong Le-Petross; Karen K. Lindfors; J. Anthony Seibert; John M. Lewin
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Dual-basis-material decomposition for dual-kVp cone-beam CT breast imaging
Author(s): Zikuan Chen; Ruola Ning; David Conover; Yong Yu; Xianghua Lu
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ZBLAN-based x-ray storage phosphors and scintillators for digital x-ray imaging
Author(s): Gang Chen; Jacqueline A. Johnson; Richard Weber; Stefan Schweizer; Douglas MacFarlane; John Woodford; Francesco De Carlo
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