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Toward Improving Breast Cancer Imaging: Radiological Assessment of Propagation-Based Phase-Contrast CT Technology.

Seyedamir Tavakoli Taba, Patrycja Baran, Sarah Lewis, Robert Heard, Serena Pacile, Yakov I Nesterets, Sherry C Mayo, Christian Dullin, Diego Dreossi, Fulvia Arfelli, Darren Thompson, Mikkaela McCormack, Maram Alakhras, Francesco Brun, Maurizio Pinamonti, Carolyn Nickson, Chris Hall, Fabrizio Zanconati, Darren Lockie, Harry M Quiney Show all

Acad Radiol | Published : 2019


RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study employs clinical/radiological evaluation in establishing the optimum imaging conditions for breast cancer imaging using the X-ray propagation-based phase-contrast tomography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Two series of experiments were conducted and in total 161 synchrotron-based computed tomography (CT) reconstructions of one breast mastectomy specimen were produced at different imaging conditions. Imaging factors include sample-to-detector distance, X-ray energy, CT reconstruction method, phase retrieval algorithm applied to the CT projection images and maximum intensity projection. Observers including breast radiologists and medical imaging experts compared t..

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