Assessment of projection interpolation to compensate for the increased radiation dose in DBTMI

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The combination of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) with other imaging modalities has been investigated in order to improve the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Mechanical Imaging (MI) measures the stress over the surface of the compressed breast, using a pressure sensor, during radiographic examination and its response has shown a correlation with the presence of malignant lesions. Thus, the combination of DBT and MI (DBTMI) has shown potential to reduce false positive results in breast cancer screening. However, compared to the conventional DBT exam, the presence of the MI sensor during mammographic image acquisition may cause a slight increase in the radiation dose. This work presents a proposal to reduce the radiation dose in DBTMI exams by removing some projections from the original set and replacing them with synthetic projections generated by a video frame interpolation (VFI) neural network. We compared several DBTMI acquisition arrangements, considering the removal of 16% of the original projections, using a deformable physical breast phantom, and evaluated the quality of the reconstructed images based on the Normalized Root Mean Squared Error (NRMSE). The results showed that, for some arrangements, the slices reconstructed with the addition of synthetic DBTMI projections presented better quality than when they were reconstructed with the reduced set of projections. Further studies must be carried out to optimize the interpolation approach.

Titel på värdpublikationMedical Imaging 2023
Undertitel på värdpublikationPhysics of Medical Imaging
RedaktörerLifeng Yu, Rebecca Fahrig, John M. Sabol
ISBN (elektroniskt)9781510660311
StatusPublished - 2023
EvenemangMedical Imaging 2023: Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, USA
Varaktighet: 2023 feb. 192023 feb. 23


NamnProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (tryckt)1605-7422


KonferensMedical Imaging 2023: Physics of Medical Imaging
OrtSan Diego

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  • Radiologi och bildbehandling


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