J. I. Villaescusa

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This paper validates a technique to add statistical noise to a Computed Radiography (CR) in order to simulate accurately how the same image would appear if taken at a reduced tube current. To that, a noise addition software has been developed to create lower dose CR using existing pediatric radiographies based on the selection of lower X-ray tube current.(More)
Mammographic phantom images are usually used to study the quality of images obtained by determined mammographic equipment. The digital image treatment techniques allow carrying out an automatic analysis of the phantom image. Nowadays, the digital radiographic equipments are replacing the traditional film-screen equipments and it is necessary to update the(More)
The aim of this study is the development of a methodology to reconstruct the image of detail defects from a mammographic phantom employed in quality control testing. The MCNP-4c2 code has been used to model the mammography unit and the CIRS 11A (MAMMO PHANTOM SP01) mammographic phantom. This phantom is made of poly-methyl methacrilate and contains a(More)
Nowadays, the digital radiographic equipments are replacing the traditional film-screen equipments and it is necessary to update the parameters to guarantee the quality of the process. Contrast-detail phantoms are applied to digital radiography to study the threshold contrast-detail sensitivity at operation conditions of the equipment. The phantom that is(More)
The aim of this study is the development of a methodology to reconstruct via Monte Carlo techniques the radiographic image of the CIRS 11 A (MAMMO PHANTOM SP01) phantom. This phantom is used in image quality assessment during quality control tests in breast screening locations and other health centers. The mammographic phantom is comprised of a reference(More)
Radiation dose reduction in pediatric X-ray imaging is especially important because of children radiation sensitivity. For any radiographic examination performed at a fixed radiographic tube potential, the patient absorbed dose is directly proportional to the value of milliampere-seconds (mAs) selected by the operator. Nevertheless, reducing X-ray exposure(More)
Quality control of X-ray tubes for medical radiodiagnostic services is very important for those devices. Therefore, it is convenient to develop new procedures to characterise the X-ray primary beam, obtaining an accurate assessment of the actual photon spectrum. The Compton scattering technique is very useful to determinate X-ray spectra (in the 10 – 150(More)
Radioprotection with natural products may be relevant to the mitigation of ionizing radiation-induced damage in mammalian systems; in this sense, propolis extracts have shown effects such as antioxidant, antitumoral, anti-inflammatory, and immunostimulant. We report for the first time a cytogenetic study to evaluate the radioprotective effect, in vitro, of(More)
Digital mammography has been progressively introduced in screening centers, since recent evolution of CR and DR detectors. However, it is questionable which exposure conditions would be more suitable when these techniques are applied, in order to reduce the glandular breast doses, as they are related with induced carcinogenesis. Several exposures have been(More)
The Valencian Breast Cancer Early Detection Program (VBCEDP) started in the Valencian Community (Spain) in 1992. Up to now, 24 mammographic units have been installed all over the region. Mammography is used to aid in the diagnosis of breast cancer diseases in women. There is a health risk in the studied women due to ionising radiation that has to be(More)