THE EFFECT OF REDUCED BREAST COMPRESSION IN BREAST TOMOSYNTHESIS: HUMAN OBSERVER STUDY USING CLINICAL CASES.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate whether the compression force used with conventional mammography can be reduced with breast tomosynthesis (BT), without adversely affecting the visualisation of normal and pathological structures. Forty-five women were examined with BT using full (same as for 2D mammography) and half compression force. Both examinations were performed with the same acquisition parameters. A total of 103 paired structure images were evaluated according to specified image quality criteria. Three experienced radiologists participated in the study. They had to make a forced choice, i.e. choose the image they felt best fulfilled the image quality criteria. The results showed no evident difference in the image quality, indicating that BT may be performed with substantially less compression force compared with 2D mammography. A majority of the examined women felt that half compression was more comfortable than full compression.

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Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Radiologi och bildbehandling
Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)118-123
TidskriftRadiation Protection Dosimetry
VolymApr 7
StatusPublished - 2010
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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