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6 July 2018 Impact of angular range of digital breast tomosynthesis on mass detection in dense breasts
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Proceedings Volume 10718, 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI 2018); 107181V (2018) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2318243
Event: The Fourteenth International Workshop on Breast Imaging, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Abstract
The detection of cancerous mass lesions using digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has been shown to be limited in patients with dense breasts. Detection may potentially be improved by increasing the DBT angular range (AR), which reduces breast structural noise and increases object contrast in the reconstructed slice. We investigate the impact of DBT AR on the detection of masses in a simulation study using a cascaded linear system model (CLSM) for DBT. We compare the mass conspicuity between wide- and narrow-AR DBT system in a clinical pilot study. The simulation results show reduced in-plane breast structural noise and increased in-plane detectability of masses with increasing AR. The clinical results show that masses are more conspicuous in wide-AR DBT than narrow-AR DBT. Our study indicates that the detection of mass lesions in dense breasts can be improved by increasing DBT AR.
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David A. Scaduto, Hailiang Huang, Chunling Liu, Kim Rinaldi, Axel Hebecker, Thomas Mertelmeier, Sebastian Vogt, Paul Fisher, and Wei Zhao "Impact of angular range of digital breast tomosynthesis on mass detection in dense breasts", Proc. SPIE 10718, 14th International Workshop on Breast Imaging (IWBI 2018), 107181V (6 July 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2318243
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