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Mammography with synchrotron radiation: Phase-detection techniques

Arfelli, F; Bonvicini, V; Bravin, A; Cantatore, G; Castelli, E; Dalla Palma, L; Di Michiel, M; (2000) Mammography with synchrotron radiation: Phase-detection techniques. RADIOLOGY , 215 (1) 286 - 293.

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Abstract

The authors evaluated the effect on mammographic examinations of the use of synchrotron radiation to detect phase-perturbation effects, which are higher than absorption effects for soft tissue in the energy range of 15-25 keV. Detection of phase-perturbation effects was possible because of the high degree of coherence of synchrotron radiation sources. Synchrotron radiation images were obtained of a mammographic phantom and in vitro breast tissue specimens and compared with conventional mammographic studies. On the basis of grades assigned by three reviewers, image quality of the former was considerably higher, and the delivered dose was fully compatible.

Type: Article
Title: Mammography with synchrotron radiation: Phase-detection techniques
Publisher version: http://radiology.rsna.org/
Language: English
Keywords: breast radiography, technology, phantoms, test objects, synchrotron
UCL classification: UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/116822
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