6 March 2013 Full-field digital mammography with grid-less acquisition and software-based scatter correction: investigation of dose saving and image quality
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Proceedings Volume 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging; 86685Y (2013) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007490
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2013, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
Anti-scatter grids used in full-field digital mammography not only attenuate scattered radiation but also attenuate primary radiation. Dose saving could be achieved if the effect of scattered radiation is compensated with a software-based scatter correction not attenuating the primary radiation. In this work, we have carried out phantom studies in order to investigate dose saving and image quality of grid-less acquisition in combination with software-based scatter correction. The results show that similar image quality (contrast-to-noise ratio and contrast-detail visibility) can be obtained with this alternative acquisition and post-processing scheme at reduced dose. The relative dose reduction is breast-thickness-dependent and is >20% for typical breast thicknesses. We have carried out a clinical study with 75 patients that showed non-inferior image quality at reduced dose with our novel approach compared to the standard method.
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Andreas Fieselmann, Andreas Fieselmann, Daniel Fischer, Daniel Fischer, Ghani Hilal, Ghani Hilal, Frank Dennerlein, Frank Dennerlein, Thomas Mertelmeier, Thomas Mertelmeier, Detlev Uhlenbrock, Detlev Uhlenbrock, } "Full-field digital mammography with grid-less acquisition and software-based scatter correction: investigation of dose saving and image quality", Proc. SPIE 8668, Medical Imaging 2013: Physics of Medical Imaging, 86685Y (6 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2007490; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2007490
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