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SYRMEP: SR digital imaging of breast tissue samples

Arfelli, F; Assante, M; Bonvicini, V; Bravin, A; Cantatore, G; Castelli, E; Dalla Palma, L; ... Zanconati, F; + view all (1998) SYRMEP: SR digital imaging of breast tissue samples. In: Nalcioglu, O, (ed.) (Proceedings) 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference. (pp. pp. 1345-1348). IEEE: NEW YORK, NY 10017 USA.

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Abstract

The SYRMEP (SYnchrotron Radiation for MEdical Physics) imaging system is based on the combination of a monochromatic laminar X-ray beam, with a laminar high-efficiency pixel silicon detector. The use of synchrotron radiation X-rays has the advantage of minimising the radiation dose delivered to the sample because it is possible to choose the best energy for the considered radiological examination. The high efficiency of the detector (about 90% in 18-28 keV energy range) also lowers this dose figure. Since the detector is capable of single-photon counting, the information contained in the beam is fully exploited, leading to high contrast resolution. The present phase of the SYRMEP project involves a systematic study of in vitro breast tissue samples. The same samples are then imaged by means of a conventional mammographic Mo anode tube used in the common diagnostic practice and recorded on film/screen system. The comparison of the two imaging modalities shows the advantages, with special regard to contrast resolution, of the SYRMEP imaging system compared with conventional film-screen devices.

Type: Proceedings paper
Title: SYRMEP: SR digital imaging of breast tissue samples
Event: 1997 IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference
Location: ALBUQUERQUE, NM, US
Dates: 09 November 1997 - 15 November 1997
ISBN: 0-7803-4259-3
Publisher version: http://www.ieeexplore.ieee.org/
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Med Phys and Biomedical Eng
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/116812
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