Digital Tomosynthesis: Benefits, Clinical Uses and Limitations

Lucia Gutierrez (Editor)

Series: Biotechnology in Agriculture, Industry and Medicine
BISAC: MED009000

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Tomosynthesis is a technology that enables the acquisition of three-dimensional (3D) data from a sequence of projection images acquired at different x-ray tube angles. Tomosynthesis imaging is being actively investigated for use in a variety of clinical tasks. Chapter One of this book provides a comparison of reconstruction algorithms in terms of radiation dose reduction of x-ray tomosynthesis. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), an emerging and improving breast imaging technology, enhances the diagnosis of early breast cancer by providing in-depth information about the overlapping dense breast tissues with no ambiguities. Chapter Two reviews population-based screening/clinical trials of digital breast tomosynthesis. The last chapter discusses image reconstruction and imaging configuration optimization with a multi-beam parallel digital breast tomosynthesis system. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1. X-Ray Tomosynthesis Imaging: Comparison of Reconstruction Algorithms in Terms of Radiation Dose Reduction
Tsutomu Gomi (Kitasato University, Sagamihara, Japan)

Chapter 2. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis: A Review of Population-Based Screening/Clinical Trials
Ana M. Mota, Pedro Almeida and Nuno Matela (Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências, Instituto de Biofísica e Engenharia Biomédica, Lisboa, Portugal)

Chapter 3. System Optimization: Image Reconstruction and Imaging Configuration Optimization with a Multi-Beam Parallel Digital Breast Tomosynthesis System
Sasi K. Allada, Rajamohan R. Kalluru, Tom Rishel, and Weihua Zhou (Department of Computer Science, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southern Mississippi, MS, USA)

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