Lynda C. Ikejimba

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PURPOSE To correlate the parenchymal texture features at digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and digital mammography with breast percent density (PD), an established breast cancer risk factor, in a screening population of women. MATERIALS AND METHODS This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board. Bilateral DBT images and digital(More)
PURPOSE The use of contrast agents in breast imaging has the capability of enhancing nodule detectability and providing physiological information. Accordingly, there has been a growing trend toward using iodine as a contrast medium in digital mammography (DM) and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Widespread use raises concerns about the best way to use(More)
Mammography is currently the most widely utilized tool for detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. However, in women with dense breast tissue, tissue overlap may obscure lesions. Digital breast tomosynthesis can reduce tissue overlap. Furthermore, imaging with contrast enhancement can provide additional functional information about lesions, such as(More)
Detection of breast cancer by positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with 2-(fluorine-18)-2-deoxy-D-glucose (FDG) as the tracer molecule is limited in part by both tumor dimension and metabolic activity. While some types of aggressive breast cancers are associated with a high capacity for FDG uptake, more indolent breast cancers are characterized by low(More)
PURPOSE Physical phantoms are central to the evaluation of 2D and 3D breast-imaging systems. Currently, available physical phantoms have limitations including unrealistic uniform background structure, large expense, or excessive fabrication time. The purpose of this work is to outline a method for rapidly creating realistic, inexpensive physical(More)
PURPOSE In medical imaging systems, proper rendition of anatomy is essential in discerning normal tissue from disease. Currently, digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) systems are evaluated using subjective evaluation of lesion visibility in uniform phantoms. This study involved the development of a new methodology to objectively measure the rendition of a 3D(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study is to quantify the differences in detectability between full field digital mammography (FFDM), digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and synthetic mammography (SM) for challenging, low contrast signals, in the context of both a uniform and an anthropomorphic, textured phantom. METHODS Images of the phantoms were acquired(More)
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