Digital mammography

Mammographic screening has been performed on millions of women per year for decades. Although more recent technologies, such as digital breast tomosynthesis, are being studied as a potential replacement for digital mammography, this technique continues to play an essential role in early breast cancer detection and diagnosis. Given the huge number of mammograms performed every year, it is important to maximize the clinical performance of this modality, especially across different vendors and for different image qualities. Moreover, given the large number of women undergoing this screening exam, of which about 99% do not have breast cancer, it is imperative that an accurate and personalized estimate of the delivered radiation dose is obtained.


Projects

Optimizing quality control procedures in Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis
Optimizing quality control procedures in Digital Mammography and Digital Breast Tomosynthesis Assessment of clinical image quality can be performed with human observers, such as medical physicists and radiologists, and with images of anthropomorphic phantoms or with clinical images. More...
Image quality evaluation test for clinical performance prediction in digital mammography
Image quality evaluation test for clinical performance prediction in digital mammography Image quality evaluation in mammographic screening is an important factor for optimizing the early detection of breast cancer. More...
Development of physical phantoms for breast dose quality control procedures
Development of physical phantoms for breast dose quality control procedures For evaluation of breast dosimetry in quality control (QC) procedures in digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), a practical and reproducible method using phantoms is required. More...
Development of a new universal breast dosimetry methodology
Development of a new universal breast dosimetry methodology Mammography is the reference technology for early detection of breast cancer; millions of women undergo mammography examinations every year both for screening and diagnosis. More...
Monte Carlo simulation for radiation dose evaluation and image system optimization
Monte Carlo simulation for radiation dose evaluation and image system optimization Monte Carlo (MC) computer simulations are a well-established methodology in diagnostic medical imaging research to estimate quantities that are challenging to be measured empirically, such as the radiation dose or the amount of scatter radiation. More...