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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074018/evaluation-of-dose-homogeneity-in-cone-beam-breast-computed-tomography
#1
Giovanni Mettivier, Matilde Costa, Nico Lanconelli, Anna Ianiro, Mariagabriella Pugliese, Maria Quarto, Paolo Russo
The aim of this study is to determine, via measurements on phantoms and Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, the dose distribution of absorbed dose in a cone-beam breast computed tomography scan. The absorbed dose volume distribution was measured inside a polyethylene cylindrical phantom, simulating adipose breast tissue, using LiF:Mg,Ti thermoluminescence dosimeters. A reasonable agreement (between 2 and 8%) between the simulated and measured data was observed. The 3D distribution of absorbed dose was evaluated at 40, 60 and 80 kV in a phantom simulating a pendant breast...
January 10, 2017: Radiation Protection Dosimetry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048364/we-fg-207a-01-introduction-to-dedicated-breast-ct-early-studies
#2
S Vedantham
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047813/su-d-209-07-measure-the-average-glandular-dose-of-a-2d-3d-breast-imaging-protocol-using-ge-senoclaire-breast-tomosynthesis-system
#3
Y Liang, A Dutta
PURPOSE: To measure the average glandular dose (AGD) of a 2D+3D breast imaging protocol using GE SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis system. METHODS: This study used a GE SenoClaire breast tomosynthesis unit, a Gammex ACR mammography accreditation phantom, 5 cm thick PMMA phantom, an Unfors RaySafe X2 mammography detector. The breast imaging protocol includes a regular 2D CC view and a 3D MLO view at 45 degree, using AUTO mode. Both ACR phantom and PMMA phantom were scanned under AUTO mode with 10 daN compression to obtain the techniques of 2D CC view, 3D MLO view, and 3D CC view...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047717/we-fg-207a-02-why-we-need-breast-ct-clinical-perspective
#4
A O'Connell
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047664/we-de-207b-11-implementation-of-size-specific-3d-beam-modulation-filters-on-a-dedicated-breast-ct-platform-using-breast-immobilization
#5
A Hernandez, J Boone
PURPOSE: To implement a 3D beam modulation filter (3D-BMF) in dedicated breast CT (bCT) and develop a method for conforming the patient's breast to a pre-defined shape, optimizing the effects of the filter. This work expands on previous work reporting the methodology for designing a 3D-BMF that can spare unnecessary dose and improve signal equalization at the detector by preferentially filtering the beam in the thinner anterior and peripheral breast regions. METHODS: Effective diameter profiles were measured for 219 segmented bCT images, grouped into volume quintiles, and averaged within each group to represent the range of breast sizes found clinically...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047660/we-de-bra-02-best-in-physics-joint-imaging-therapy-prototype-for-an-in-room-supercompounded-3d-volumetric-ultrasound-image-guidance-system-for-prone-breast-sbrt
#6
T Chiu, Y Zhang, B Hrycushko, B Zhao, R Chopra, S Jiang, X Gu
PURPOSE: SBRT requires both substantial positioning precision and accuracy. However, accurate dose delivery is challenging for prone breast SBRT due to breast deformation, lumpectomy cavity shrinkage and ineffective CT/CBCT on soft tissue. We developed a prototype in-room 3D volumetric ultrasound (US) image guidance system for prone breast SBRT. METHODS: The designed system, set beneath a prone breast board, consists of a customized breast cup, rotational scanning water container, and a portable US scanner...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047544/su-f-j-176-development-of-a-patient-specific-3d-couplant-pad-for-ultrasound-igrt
#7
H Kim, A Chang, S Ye
PURPOSE: to overcome the several issues of ultrasound image-guided radiation therapy (US IGRT) such as probe pressure and optical tracking disability by using a patient-specific three-dimensional couplant pad (CP) fabricated by a patient's skin mold using a 3D printing technique. METHODS: A CP was then fabricated by pouring gelatin solution into a fixed-shape container accommodating the patient skin mold fabricated by a 3D printer. A breast phantom was fabricated with the compound of gelatin and agarose and a phantom study was carried out...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047520/we-fg-207a-05-dedicated-breast-ct-as-a-diagnostic-imaging-tool-physics-and-clinical-feasibility
#8
A Karellas
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047476/su-f-i-16-short-breast-mri-with-high-resolution-t2-weighted-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-t1-weighted-images
#9
J Ma, J Son, B Arun, J Hazle, K Hwang, K Wang, E Bayram, J Madewell, W Yang, B Dogan
PURPOSE: To develop and demonstrate a short breast (sb) MRI protocol that acquires both T2-weighted and dynamic contrast-enhanced T1-weighted images in approximately ten minutes. METHODS: The sb-MRI protocol consists of two novel pulse sequences. The first is a flexible fast spin-echo triple-echo Dixon (FTED) sequence for high-resolution fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging, and the second is a 3D fast dual-echo spoiled gradient sequence (FLEX) for volumetric fat-suppressed T1-weighted imaging before and post contrast agent injection...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047213/th-ab-209-07-high-resolution-x-ray-induced-acoustic-computed-tomography
#10
L Xiang, S Tang, M Ahmad, L Xing
PURPOSE: X-ray radiographic absorption imaging is an invaluable tool in medical diagnostics, biology and materials science. However, the use of conventional CT is limited by two factors: the detection sensitivity to weak absorption material and the radiation dose from CT scanning. The purpose of this study is to explore X-ray induced acoustic computed tomography (XACT), a new imaging modality, which combines X-ray absorption contrast and high ultrasonic resolution to address these challenges...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047068/we-fg-207a-03-low-dose-cone-beam-breast-ct-physics-and-technology-development
#11
J Boone
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046408/we-fg-207a-04-performance-characteristics-of-photon-counting-breast-ct
#12
W Kalender
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046294/th-ab-209-12-tissue-equivalent-phantom-with-excised-human-tissue-for-assessing-clinical-capabilities-of-coherent-scatter-imaging-applications
#13
K Albanese, R Morris, J Spencer, J Greenberg, A Kapadia
PURPOSE: Previously we reported the development of anthropomorphic tissue-equivalent scatter phantoms of the human breast. Here we present the first results from the scatter imaging of the tissue equivalent breast phantoms for breast cancer diagnosis. METHODS: A breast phantom was designed to assess the capability of coded aperture coherent x-ray scatter imaging to classify different types of breast tissue (adipose, fibroglandular, tumor). The phantom geometry was obtained from a prone breast geometry scanned on a dedicated breast CT system...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046291/we-fg-207a-00-advances-in-dedicated-breast-ct
#14
Srinivasan Vedantham, Sabee Molloi
: Mammography-based screening has been a valuable imaging tool for the early detection of non-palpable lesions and has contributed to significant reduction in breast cancer associated mortality. However, the breast imaging community recognizes that mammography is not ideal, and in particular is inferior for women with dense breasts. Also, the 2-D projection of a 3-D organ results in tissue superposition contributing to false-positives. The sensitivity of mammography is breast-density dependent...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000609/an-i-in-vitro-i-3d-model-using-collagen-coated-gelatin-nanofibers-for-studying-breast-cancer-metastasis
#15
Janani Guru, Mamatha Pillai, Selvakumar Rajendran, Amitava Bhattacharyya, Sabarinath Chandrasekharan
Study of breast cancer metastasis is limited due to poor knowledge in molecular progression of breast tumor and varied heterogeneity. For better understanding of tumor metastasis, a reliable 3D <i>in vitro</i> model bridging the gap between 2D cultures and <i>in vivo</i> animal model studies is highly needed. Our study is focused on two keypoints (i) designing a 3D microenvironment for studying metastasis and (ii) simulating the metastasis milieu by inducing epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and mesenchymal to epithelial transition (MET)...
December 21, 2016: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986753/nipple-reconstruction-after-autologous-or-expander-breast-reconstruction-a-multimodal-and-3-dimensional-analysis
#16
Mathias Tremp, Pietro G di Summa, Dominique Schaakxs, Carlo M Oranges, Reto Wettstein, Daniel F Kalbermatten
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the influence of the underlying tissue as donor for nipple-areola complex (NAC) reconstruction. Also, there is a complete lack of knowledge about the fate of nipple volume. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this retrospective, single-institution study was to analyze a case series after nipple reconstruction using a multimodal evaluation including 3-dimensional (3D) laser scanner analyses. METHODS: Unilateral mastectomy patients after either expander-based or autologous breast reconstruction using the skate flap were included...
December 16, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898749/-dosimetric-comparison-of-different-techniques-for-external-beam-accelerated-partial-breast-irradiation
#17
Gábor Stelczer, Tibor Major, Norbert Mészáros, Csaba Polgár, Csilla Pesznyák
The aim of this article is to evaluate and compare four different radiotherapy techniques of accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) considering planning quality, dosimetric and practical aspects. The investigated techniques are three dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT), "step and shoot" (SS) and "sliding window" (SW) intensity-modulated radiotherapy, intensity-modulated arc therapy (RA). CT scans of 10 patients previously treated with APBI were selected for the study. Surgical clips were placed on the borders of the tumour bed during breast conserving surgery...
November 29, 2016: Magyar Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27860134/a-study-of-the-growth-patterns-of-breast-carcinoma-using-3d-reconstruction-a-pilot-study
#18
Andrea L Merrill, Julliette Buckley, Rong Tang, Elena Brachtel, Upahvan Rai, James Michaelson, Amy Ly, Michelle C Specht, Yukako Yagi, Barbara L Smith
Lumpectomy with microscopically clear margins is a safe and effective approach for surgical management of breast carcinoma. Margins are positive for tumor in 18-50% of lumpectomies, as it is not possible to accurately determine the shape or microscopic borders of a tumor preoperatively or intraoperatively. We examined the 3D microanatomy and growth patterns of common breast carcinoma subtypes to provide guidance for lumpectomy surgery. Prospective consent was obtained for the use of excess tissue from patients undergoing lumpectomy or mastectomy for breast carcinoma...
November 17, 2016: Breast Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785471/measuring-anterior-trunk-deformity-in-scoliosis-development-of-asymmetry-parameters-using-surface-topography-a-pilot-study
#19
Patrick Knott, Baron Lonner, Mark Smith, Erin Frommeyer, Yuan Ren
BACKGROUND: Clinicians who assess and treat patients for scoliosis typically use parameters that are all visible from the posterior view. Radiographs assess the internal spinal deformity, but do not directly evaluate body shape, either posterior or anterior. This is problematic, as the patient is most concerned about the way they appear in the mirror. An objective set of anterior measurements is needed to help quantify the anterior asymmetry that is present in scoliosis. METHODS: The design of this system of assessment was developed as a consensus of thinking from four points of view...
2016: Scoliosis and Spinal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727117/cone-beam-micro-computed-tomography-dedicated-to-the-breast
#20
Antonio Sarno, Giovanni Mettivier, Francesca Di Lillo, Mario Cesarelli, Paolo Bifulco, Paolo Russo
We developed a scanner for micro computed tomography dedicated to the breast (BµCT) with a high resolution flat-panel detector and a microfocus X-ray tube. We evaluated the system spatial resolution via the 3D modulation transfer function (MTF). In addition to conventional absorption-based X-ray imaging, such a prototype showed capabilities for propagation-based phase-contrast and related edge enhancement effects in 3D imaging. The system limiting spatial resolution is 6.2mm(-1) (MTF at 10%) in the vertical direction and 3...
October 7, 2016: Medical Engineering & Physics
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