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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 M.D.; Gerhardt Roos
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Paper Abstract

While mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening worldwide, it is widely recognized that mammography has limitations, especially in women with dense breasts. In response to the need for a more sensitive approach to breast cancer screening, a CT scanner specifically for breast imaging in the pendant geometry was designed, fabricated, and is currently in clinical evaluation. The spatial resolution and noise properties are discussed, and breast images from a normal volunteer and a patient with breast cancer demonstrate very promising breast CT image quality from a qualitative perspective.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 April 2005
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5745, Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging, (20 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.595706
Show Author Affiliations
John M. Boone, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Alexander L. C. Kwan, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Thomas R. Nelson, Univ. of California/San Diego (United States)
Nikula Shah, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
George Burkett, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
J. Anthony Seibert, Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Karen K. Lindfors M.D., Univ. of California/Davis (United States)
Gerhardt Roos, Varian Imaging Systems (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5745:
Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging
Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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