10 March 2009 Enhanced computer simulation of CT mammography using a flat-panel imager
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Proceedings Volume 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging; 72580J (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813963
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
A number of groups are currently investigating tomographic imaging of the breast, but the optimal design and acquisition parameters for such systems remains uncertain. One useful tool for investigating optimal parameters is computer simulation software. A computer program that simulates xray transport through a breast object model followed by signal and noise propagation through a CsI flatpanel detector has been modified, restructured and enhanced in order to provide a fast yet sufficiently accurate research tool. The main focus of this work was to validate the simulated response of a CsI flatpanel detector with a real detector namely, the Paxscan 2520 (Varian Medical Systems, Salt Lake City, UT). Preliminary results indicate that the program provides comparable quantitative accuracy, that can be used to obtain accurate and meaningful results to assist in research in tomosynthesis and CT breast imaging system design.
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Clay S. Didier, Clay S. Didier, J. Michael O'Connor, J. Michael O'Connor, Yu Chen, Yu Chen, Stephen J. Glick, Stephen J. Glick, "Enhanced computer simulation of CT mammography using a flat-panel imager", Proc. SPIE 7258, Medical Imaging 2009: Physics of Medical Imaging, 72580J (10 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.813963; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.813963

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