20 April 2005 Advanced digital mammography system based on phase contrast technology
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Proceedings Volume 5745, Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging; (2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594972
Event: Medical Imaging, 2005, San Diego, California, United States
The digital mammography system evaluated here is a digital full-field phase contrast mammography (PCM) system that employs a practical molybdenum x-ray tube with a 0.1mm focal spot size. By using custom apparatus to position 14"x17" photostimulable phosphor plate 49cm from the object, a distance of 65cm was obtained between the object and the focal spot of the x-ray tube. A plate optimized for the PCM system acquired images magnified 1.75 times with a 14"x17" and was scanned at a sampling pitch of 43.75μm by using a CR system. The diagnostic images were reduced in printing to actual object size with a pixel size of 25μm on 8"x10" dry-processed film with a maximum density of 4. This study compares the performance of the system with that of a usual contact CR mammography system.
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Tomonori Gido, Sumiya Nagatsuka, Kouji Amitani, Hisashi Yonekawa, Masaya Shimoji, Chika Honda, "Advanced digital mammography system based on phase contrast technology", Proc. SPIE 5745, Medical Imaging 2005: Physics of Medical Imaging, (20 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.594972; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.594972


Digital mammography


Phase contrast


Modulation transfer functions

X-ray imaging

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