Tomosynthesis Imaging (2014) (PDF) Ingrid Reiser



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  • Year: 2014
  • Page Number: 257
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 5.73 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Ingrid Reiser


An innovative, three-dimensional x-ray imaging technique that enhances projection radiography by adding depth resolution, Tomosynthesis Imaging explores tomosynthesis, an emerging limited-angle tomographic imaging technology that is being considered for use in a range of clinical applications, and is currently being used for breast cancer screening and diagnosis. While conventional mammography has been very successful in reducing breast cancer mortality, it is not perfect. A major limitation of mammography is that the recorded image represents the superposition of complex three-dimensional structures in the breast onto a two-dimensional plane, making detection and diagnosis of breast cancer challenging.

Tomosynthesis produces quasi-three-dimensional images that can significantly enhance the visualization of important diagnostic features. This book highlights the flexibility of tomosynthesis systems for new clinical applications, and provides a detailed discussion of the tomosynthesis acquisition process and the impact of physical factors. It explores such topics as acquisition parameters, system components, modeling, image reconstruction algorithms, and system evaluation.

Divided into five sections, this text delves into the history and development of tomosynthesis. It introduces tomosynthesis imaging, discusses imaging system design considerations, and reviews image reconstruction algorithms that have been developed for tomosynthesis. It also describes system evaluation methodologies, emphasizes current clinical applications, and examines the future direction for tomosynthesis.

User’s Review:

“A comprehensive assessment of the current technology and application of tomosynthesis … the book can be read cover to cover without significant repeated material, but each chapter can be consulted and used as an independent reference on a specific aspect of tomosynthesis imaging. The experience and competence of all of the authors is evident. This is required reading for physicists and radiologists who are interested in learning about the fundamentals of the technology behind the future of diagnostic radiography and mammography.”


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