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An application of pre-computed backprojection based penalized-likelihood (PPL) image reconstruction on stationary digital breast tomosynthesis
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Paper Abstract

Stationary Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (s-DBT) is a carbon nanotube based breast imaging device with fast image acquisition and decent resolution. In this paper, we investigate several representative reconstruction methods with the recently improved s-DBT system and also introduce a two-step reconstruction strategy with Pre-computed Backprojection based penalized-likelihood (PPL). This strategy reconstructs three dimensional (3-D) images with a desired resolution properties by choosing the corresponding smoothing parameter, which is evaluated in advance by studying simulated data. Our experiments show that the current s-DBT system has been greatly improved with respect to the performance of image reconstructions. PPL method exhibits controllable pixel precision, high image contrast and low noise on reconstructed images. Therefore, the enhanced Contrast Noise Ratio (CNR) from PPL method benefits both micro-calcifications and mass of the breast-equivalent phantom.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 March 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 86680V (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007981
Show Author Affiliations
Shiyu Xu, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)
Jianping Lu, The Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill (United States)
Otto Zhou, The Univ. of North Carolina Chapel Hill (United States)
Ying Chen, Southern Illinois Univ. Carbondale (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8668:
Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging
Robert M. Nishikawa; Bruce R. Whiting; Christoph Hoeschen, Editor(s)

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