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The use of image quality parameters in digital mammography such as contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and detective quantum efficiency (DQE) has been widespread, with the intention of detector evaluation and/or quantitative evaluation of the system performance. These parameters are useful in ensuring adequate system performance when(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to evaluate the appropriateness of using computed tomography (CT) to cone-beam CT (CBCT) deformable image registration (DIR) for the application of calculating the "dose of the day" received by a head and neck patient. METHODS NiftyReg is an open-source registration package implemented in our institution. The affine(More)
Measurements of breast tissue scattering properties have been made in an energy dispersive x-ray diffraction system over the momentum transfer range of 0.70 to 3.50 nm(-1). One hundred samples of excised tissue have been used. Results from the diffraction system have been compared with the histological analysis for each individual sample. It has been found(More)
Identification of specific tissue types in conventional mammographic examinations is extremely limited. However, the use of x-ray diffraction effects during imaging has the potential to characterize the tissue types present due to the fact that each tissue type produces its own unique diffraction signature. Nevertheless, the analysis and categorization of(More)
The Ca/P ratio was measured in cortical bone samples from the femoral neck and tibia of different animal species, using synchrotron radiation microtomography. Use of a monoenergetic X-ray beam, as provided by the synchrotron facility, generates accurate 3D maps of the linear attenuation coefficient within the sample and hence gives the ability to map(More)
The Ca/P ratio was measured in cortical bone samples from the femoral neck, front and rear tibia of female rats (1.5 years of age), using synchrotron radiation microtomography. The use of a monoenergetic x-ray beam, as provided by the synchrotron facility, generates accurate 3D maps of the linear attenuation coefficient within the sample and hence gives the(More)
Monolithic complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) active pixel sensors with high performance have gained attention in the last few years in many scientific and space applications. In order to evaluate the increasing capabilities of this technology, in particular where low dose high resolution x-ray medical imaging is required, critical(More)
A recipe is presented for the manufacture of highly compressible phantoms for diffuse optical tomography. The recipe is based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) slime, a viscoelastic fluid which readily deforms under moderate pressure. Scattering particles and absorbing compounds can be added to provide a uniform material with stable and reproducible optical(More)
A simple robust optimizer has been developed that can produce patient-specific calibration curves to convert x-ray computed tomography (CT) numbers to relative stopping powers (HU-RSPs) for proton therapy treatment planning. The difference between a digitally reconstructed radiograph water-equivalent path length (DRRWEPL) map through the x-ray CT dataset(More)
X-ray diffraction studies give material-specific information about biological tissue. Ideally, a large area, low noise, wide dynamic range digital x-ray detector is required for laboratory-based x-ray diffraction studies. The goal of this work is to introduce a novel imaging technology, the CMOS active pixel sensor (APS) that has the potential to fulfil all(More)