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Debra M. Ikeda, M.D.

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  • Circular tomosynthesis: Potential in imaging of breast and upper cervical spine - Preliminary phantom and in vitro study RADIOLOGY Stevens, G. M., Birdwell, R. L., Beaulieu, C. F., Ikeda, D. M., Pelc, N. J. 2003; 228 (2): 569-575


    Phantom and in vitro studies were performed to evaluate the potential application of digital circular tomosynthesis in imaging of the breast and upper cervical spine. A prototype volumetric x-ray system was used to image a mammographic phantom, a fresh mastectomy specimen, and a head phantom containing the upper cervical spine. Results show that breast tissue visualization is improved by the ability to produce sectional images that blur overlying structures and yield three-dimensional information about calcification clusters. In upper cervical spine imaging, digital circular tomosynthesis effectively blurs overlying jaw and skull structures so that C1 and C2 can be visualized in a standard anteroposterior view.

    View details for DOI 10.1148/radiol.2282020295

    View details for Web of Science ID 000184381100041

    View details for PubMedID 12821770

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