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OBJECTIVES Round lesions are a common mammographic finding, which can contribute more than 20% of overall recalls at screening. Discrimination of cystic fluid from solid tissue by spectral x-ray imaging has been demonstrated in specimen experiments. This work translates these results into a clinical pilot study to investigate the feasibility of(More)
1 Purpose Filtered back-projection (FBP) has been commonly used as an efficient and robust reconstruction technique in tomographic X-ray imaging during the last decades. For limited angle tomography acquisitions such as digital breast tomosynthesis, however, standard FBP reconstruction algorithms provide poor results and give rise to image artifacts due to(More)
Rabbit muscle pyruvate kinase catalyzes the hydrolysis of P-enolpyruvate at the same active site which catalyzes the physiologically important kinase reaction. The hydrolase activity is lower than the kinase activity by a factor of at least 10(3). There are specific monovalent cation and divalent cation requirements. No other cofactors are required. The(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate a method for measuring breast density using photon-counting spectral mammography. Breast density is an indicator of breast cancer risk and diagnostic accuracy in mammography, and can be used as input to personalized screening, treatment monitoring and dose estimation. METHODS The measurement method employs the spectral difference in(More)