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Double difference tomography for breast ultrasound sound speed imaging
Author(s): Cuiping Li; Neb Duric; Olsi Rama; Angelika Burger; Lisa Polin; Nicole Nechiporchik
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Paper Abstract

Breast ultrasound tomography is a rapidly developing imaging modality that has the potential to impact breast cancer screening and diagnosis. Double difference (DD) tomography utilizes more accurate differential time-of-flight (ToF) data to reconstruct the sound speed structure of the breast. It can produce more precise and better resolution sound speed images than standard tomography that uses absolute ToF data. We apply DD tomography to phantom data and excised mouse mammary glands data. DD tomograms demonstrate sharper sound speed contrast than the standard tomograms.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7968, Medical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, 796802 (25 March 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.877559
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Cuiping Li, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)
Neb Duric, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)
Olsi Rama, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)
Angelika Burger, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)
Lisa Polin, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)
Nicole Nechiporchik, Karmanos Cancer Institute (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7968:
Medical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
Jan D'hooge; Marvin M. Doyley, Editor(s)

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