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Evaluation of photon-counting spectral breast tomosynthesis
Author(s): Nils Dahlman; Erik Fredenberg; Magnus Åslund; Mats Lundqvist; Felix Diekmann; Mats Danielsson
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Paper Abstract

We have designed a mammography system that for the first time combines photon-counting spectral imaging with tomosynthesis. The present study is a comprehensive physical evaluation of the system; tomosynthesis, spectral imaging, and the combination of both are compared using an ideal-observer model that takes anatomical noise into account. Predictions of signal and noise transfer through the system are verified by contrast measurements on a tissue phantom and 3D measurements of MTF and NPS. Clinical images acquired with the system are discussed in view of the model predictions.

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Date Published: 16 March 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7961, Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging, 796114 (16 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876874
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Nils Dahlman, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Erik Fredenberg, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Magnus Åslund, Sectra Mamea AB (Sweden)
Mats Lundqvist, Sectra Mamea AB (Sweden)
Felix Diekmann, Charité Univ. Hospital (Germany)
Mats Danielsson, Royal Institute of Technology (Sweden)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7961:
Medical Imaging 2011: Physics of Medical Imaging
Norbert J. Pelc; Ehsan Samei; Robert M. Nishikawa, Editor(s)

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