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Preliminary evaluation of a prototype stereoscopic a-Si : H-based X-ray imaging system for full-field digital mammography

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D G Darambara, R D Speller, J A Horrocks, S Godber, R Wilson, A Hanby

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285 - 289
Number of pages5
JournalNuclear Instruments & Methods In Physics Research Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors And Associated Equipment
Volume471
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001
EventImaging 2000 Conference - STOCKHOLM, Sweden
Duration: 1 Jan 2001 → …

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Abstract

In a pre-clinical study, we have been investigating the potential of a-Si:H active matrix, flat panel imagers for X-ray full-field digital mammography through the development of an advanced 3D X-ray imaging system and have measured a number of their important imaging characteristics. To enhance the information embodied into the digital images produced by the a-Si array, stereoscopic images, created by viewing the object under examination from two angles and recombining the images, were obtained. This method provided us with a full 3D X-ray image of the test object as well as left and right perspective 2D images all at the same time. Within this scope, images of fresh, small human breast tissue specimens-normal and diseased-were obtained at +/-2 degrees, processed and stereoscopically displayed for a pre-clinical evaluation by radiologists. It was demonstrated that the stereoscopic presentation of the images provides important additional information and has potential benefits over the more traditional 2D data. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

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