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Lesion characterization using spectral mammography
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Medical Imaging.
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2012 (English)In: Medical Imaging 2012: Physics Of Medical Imaging, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2012, Vol. 8313, 83130I- p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

We present a novel method for characterizing mammographic findings using spectral imaging without the use of contrast agent. Within a statistical framework, suspicious findings are analyzed to determine if they are likely to be benign cystic lesions or malignant tissue. To evaluate the method, we have designed a phantom where combinations of different tissue types are realized by decomposition into the material bases aluminum and polyethylene. The results indicate that the lesion size limit for reliable characterization is below 10 mm diameter, when quantum noise is the only considered source of uncertainty. Furthermore, preliminary results using clinical images are encouraging, but allow no conclusions with significance.

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SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2012. Vol. 8313, 83130I- p.
, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging, ISSN 1605-7422 ; 8313
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cyst, lesion, mammography, photon counting, spectral imaging, Clinical images, Contrast agent, Cystic lesion, Lesion size, Malignant tissues, Mammographic, Statistical framework, Tissue types, Tissue, Medical imaging
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-98177DOI: 10.1117/12.913032ISI: 000304768000016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84860381270ISBN: 978-081948962-3OAI: diva2:536818
Medical Imaging 2012: Physics of Medical Imaging; San Diego, CA; 5 February 2012 through 8 February 2012

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Available from: 2012-06-25 Created: 2012-06-20 Last updated: 2013-09-11Bibliographically approved

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