Preliminary evaluation of a phase contrast imaging with digital mammography

Satoru Matsuo, Hiroshi Fujita, Junji Morishita, Tetsuro Katafuchi, Chika Honda, Junko Sugiyama

研究成果: 書籍/レポート タイプへの寄稿会議への寄与

7 被引用数 (Scopus)


X-ray beams irradiated from an x-ray tube with a point source or a sufficiently small focal spot produce edge-enhanced images in the boundary of an object due to the effect of phase shift of x-rays. This technique is called phase contrast imaging. A digital phase contrast imaging system based on a photostimulable phosphor plate (imaging plate) designed for mammography has been developed for clinical use recently and now commercially available. In this study, the digital phase contrast images of an acrylic plate and plant seeds were acquired without any increase of incident dose to detector when compared to conventional contact digital imaging. Improvement of image edge sharpness was evaluated in terms of spatial edge response and spectral analysis of the images. In addition, the improvement of the sharpness of the image was also evaluated in clinical mammograms. Our results indicated that higher image sharpness in the boundary of the object was observed. The power spectrum of the digital phase contrast image was found to be higher than that of the digital contact image at wide spatial frequency region. In conclusion, the commercially available phase contrast imaging system can provide breast images with details that are not available in conventional mammograms. The digital phase contrast imaging would be useful to detect diseases, especially microcalcifications, in mammograms without any increase of exposure dose.

ホスト出版物のタイトルDigital Mammography - 9th International Workshop, IWDM 2008, Proceedings
出版ステータス出版済み - 2008
イベント9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008 - Tucson, AZ, 米国
継続期間: 7月 20 20087月 23 2008


名前Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
5116 LNCS


その他9th International Workshop on Digital Mammography, IWDM 2008
CityTucson, AZ

!!!All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 理論的コンピュータサイエンス
  • コンピュータ サイエンス(全般)


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