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Physics of Mammographic Imaging

1st Edition

Edited by Mia K. Markey

CRC Press

317 pages | 20 Color Illus. | 254 B/W Illus.

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Due to the increasing number of digital mammograms and the advent of new kinds of three-dimensional x-ray and other forms of medical imaging, mammography is undergoing a dramatic change. To meet their responsibilities, medical physicists must constantly renew their knowledge of advances in medical imaging or radiation therapy, and must be prepared to function at the intersection of these two fields. Physics of Mammographic Imaging gives an overview on the current role and future potential of new alternatives to mammography in the context of clinical need, complementary approaches, and ongoing research.

This book provides comprehensive coverage on the fundamentals of image formation, image interpretation, analysis, and modeling. It discusses the use of mammographic imaging in the detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of breast cancer. Expert authors give a balanced summary of core topics such as digital mammography, contrast-enhanced mammography, stereomammography, breast tomosynthesis, and breast CT. The book highlights the use of mammographic imaging with complementary breast imaging modalities such as ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine techniques. It discusses critical issues such as computer-aided diagnosis, perception, and quality assurance.

This is an exciting time in the development of medical imaging, with many new technologies poised to make a substantial impact on breast cancer care. This book will help researchers and students get up to speed on crucial developments and contribute to future advances in the field.


"This is a much-needed and refreshing update on the state-of-the art of the technological aspects of breast imaging. This book captures a snapshot of the current status of the technology and practice in this field. It is well organized and the chapters make generous use of informative figures, tables, and medical images. The authors present well-balanced views based on their own research experience and on the existing body of knowledge in this field. The editor and authors have accomplished their objective in delivering an excellent book on this topic. It is a must have for anyone working or interested in the physics and technological aspects of mammographic imaging."

—Andrew Karellas, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

Table of Contents

Image Formation

Fundamentals of Digital Mammography

Xin Qian

Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography

Melissa L. Hill and Martin J. Yaffe

Stereo Mammography

David J. Getty

Breast Tomosynthesis

Ying (Ada) Chen

Breast CT

Chris C. Shaw and Gary J. Whitman

Comparison of Advanced X-Ray Modalities

Ying (Ada) Chen, David J. Getty, Melissa L. Hill, Mia K. Markey, Xin Qian, Chris C. Shaw, Gary J. Whitman, and Martin J. Yaffe

Image Interpretation

Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis

Margaret Adejolu and Gary J. Whitman

Image-Guided Procedures and Surgical Planning

Nehmat Houssami, Robin Wilson, and Jennifer Rusby

Displays for Breast Imaging

Aldo Badano

Perception of Mammographic Images

Elizabeth Krupinski

Image Analysis and Modeling

Physical Breast Phantoms

Ernest L. Madsen

Digital Phantoms for Breast Imaging

Predrag R. Bakic and Andrew D.A. Maidment

Observer Models for Breast Imaging

François Bochud

Current Status of Computer-Aided Detection of Breast Cancer

Huong (Carisa) Le-Petross and Tanya W. Stephen

Complementary Approaches

Breast Ultrasound

Gary J. Whitman, Raunak Khisty, and R. Jason Staffor

Breast MRI

Deanna L. Lane, R. Jason Stafford, and Gary J. Whitman

Nuclear Medicine Imaging of the Breast: History, Clinical Application and Integration, and Future

Rachel F. Brem, Caitrín Coffey, Jessica Torrente, and Jocelyn Rapelyea

Future Directions

Breast Elasticity Imaging

Salavat Aglyamov, Richard Bouchard, Iulia Graf, and Stanislav Emelianov

Electrical Impedance Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Breast

Bin Zheng and Lihua Li

Optical Imaging of the Breast

Kelly E. Michaelsen, Michael A. Mastanduno, Ashley M. Laughney, Brian W. Pogue, and Keith D. Paulsen

Outlook for Computer-Based Decision Support in Breast Cancer Care

Gautam S. Muralidhar, Alan C. Bovik, and Mia K. Markey


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