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A novel approach to scatter-free imaging for the improvement of breast cancer Detection

Green, FH, Veale, MC, Wilson, MD, Seller, P, Scuffham, J and Pani, S (2014) A novel approach to scatter-free imaging for the improvement of breast cancer Detection JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION, 9, ARTN C.

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Abstract

Compton scattering is one of the main causes of image degradation in X-ray imaging. This is particularly noticeable in mammography where details of interest feature low contrast in comparison to the surrounding tissue. This work shows the feasibility of obtaining scatter-free images by using a quasi-monochromatic X-ray beam and a pixellated spectroscopic detector. This work presents characterisation of the imaging system and quantitative imaging data of a low contrast test object. An improvement in contrast by 8% was observed compared to images obtained including scattered radiation. Comparison with a conventional setup showed an increase in the image quality factor when scatter has been removed.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Physics
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Green, FHUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Veale, MCUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Wilson, MDUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Seller, PUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scuffham, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Pani, SUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 December 2014
Identification Number : 10.1088/1748-0221/9/12/C12013
Uncontrolled Keywords : Science & Technology, Technology, Instruments & Instrumentation, X-ray monochromators, X-ray mammography and scinto- and MRI-mammography, X-ray detectors, Pixelated detectors and associated VLSI electronics, RADIATION
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Additional Information : © 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab srl.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 20 Oct 2015 17:10
Last Modified : 01 Dec 2015 02:08
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/808901

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