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Applications of X-ray diffraction imaging to Mammography

Pani, S (2012) Applications of X-ray diffraction imaging to Mammography Recent Patents on Medical Imaging, 2 (2). pp. 111-119.

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Abstract

X-ray diffraction (XRD) imaging appears as an alternative to conventional (transmission) imaging for characterization of breast tissue. The diffraction pattern of a material depends upon its arrangement at the sub-molecular level, which is altered as cancer progresses. For this reason the diffraction patterns of normal and neoplastic tissue have a detectable difference, unlike their X-ray attenuation coefficients, which underpin conventional imaging. This paper presents key studies in the field of single-point characterization of breast tissue using XRD. It then describes the development of XRD imaging and the main approaches used. Existing studies in the field of XRD imaging of breast tissue, both in the Computed Tomography modality, allowing cross-sectional images of an object, and in the planar geometry, are compared. Finally, future developments, including the adaptation to breast tissue analysis of patented diffraction imaging techniques and technologies, are discussed. © 2012 Bentham Science Publishers.

Item Type: Article
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Pani, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : December 2012
Identification Number : 10.2174/1877613211202020111
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 28 Mar 2017 13:23
Last Modified : 28 Mar 2017 13:23
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/803956

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