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Published results of medical imaging studies which make use of contrast detail mammography (CDMAM) phantom images for analysis are difficult to compare since data are often not analyzed in the same way. In order to address this situation, the concept of ideal contrast detail curves is suggested. The ideal contrast detail curves are constructed based on the… (More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this work is to evaluate the performance of the image acquisition chain of clinical full field digital mammography (FFDM) systems by quantifying their image quality, and how well the desired information is captured by the images. METHODS The authors present a practical methodology to evaluate FFDM using the task specific… (More)
Digital breast tomosynthesis is a form of limited angle tomography, in which section (slice) images are produced from a series of discrete projection images acquired at different angles. Tomosynthesis can be useful in breast imaging by providing potentially better visibility of lesions over conventional mammography, especially in patients with dense… (More)
This presentation will describe the role of medical physicists during FDA's certificate extension process (CE). The presentation will outline FDA's CE process, with detailed discussions on training, MEE, and requirements for continued QA for the facility, vis-a-vis medical physicist's responsibilities. A few important tests will be discussed that need… (More)
We report here the results of our x-ray fluorescence, photostimulated luminescence, and time resolved laser spectroscopy studies in KCI:Cu. This material seems to possess some desirable properties for being used as an imaging plate in computed radiography. This is a US government work. There are no restrictions on its use.
A straightforward method is presented to estimate peak skin doses (PSDs) delivered by computed tomography (CT) scanners. The measured PSD values are related to the well-known volume CT dose index (CTDI(vol)), displayed on the console of CT scanners. PSD measurement estimates were obtained, in four CT units, by placing radiochromic film on the surface of a… (More)
PURPOSE We define a general method for assessing imaging and dosimetric characteristics of tomosynthesis units that can be used under MQSA for acceptance and maintenance tests under 900.12 (e). METHODS Several QC tests have been selected as criteria for the evaluation, which are: geometric accuracy, flat-field uniformity and noise, in-plane resolution and… (More)