Arfelli, F and Bonvicini, V and Bravin, A and Cantatore, G and Castelli, E and Dalla Palma, L and Di Michiel, M and Fabrizioli, M and Longo, R and Menk, RH and Olivo, A and Pani, S and Pontoni, D and Poropat, P and Prest, M and Rashevsky, A and Ratti, M and Rigon, L and Tromba, G and Vacchi, A and Vallazza, E and Zanconati, F (2000) Mammography with synchrotron radiation: Phase-detection techniques. RADIOLOGY , 215 (1) 286 - 293.
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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.
|Title:||Mammography with synchrotron radiation: Phase-detection techniques|
|Keywords:||breast radiography, technology, phantoms, test objects, synchrotron|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Medical Physics and Bioengineering|
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