publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Automated Breast Ultrasound: Dual-Sided Compared with Single-Sided Imaging

Eric D Larson; Won-Mean Lee; Marilyn A Roubidoux; Mitchel M Goodsitt; Chris Lashbrook; Fouzaan Zafar; Oliver D Kripfgans; Kai Thomenius; Paul L Carson;
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  • Published: 03 Jun 2016 Journal: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology, volume 42, pages 2,072-2,082 (issn: 0301-5629, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
The design and performance of a mammographically configured, dual-sided, automated breast ultrasound (ABUS) 3-D imaging system are described. Dual-sided imaging (superior and inferior) is compared with single-sided imaging to aid decisions on clinical implementation of the more complex, but potentially higher-quality dual-sided imaging. Marked improvement in image quality and coverage of the breast is obtained in dual-sided ultrasound over single-sided ultrasound. Among hypo-echoic masses imaged, there are increases in the mean contrast-to-noise ratio of 57% and 79%, respectively, for spliced dual-sided versus superior or inferior single-sided imaging. The fract...
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free text keywords: Biophysics, Acoustics and Ultrasonics, Radiological and Ultrasound Technology, Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging, Transducer, Radiology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Breast ultrasound, medicine.diagnostic_test, business.industry, business, Mammography, Pathology, Ultrasound, Image quality, Imaging phantom, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2016

Automated Breast Ultrasound: Dual-Sided Compared with Single-Sided Imaging

Eric D Larson; Won-Mean Lee; Marilyn A Roubidoux; Mitchel M Goodsitt; Chris Lashbrook; Fouzaan Zafar; Oliver D Kripfgans; Kai Thomenius; Paul L Carson;