Stefano Young

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PURPOSE Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) is a promising breast cancer screening tool that has already begun making inroads into clinical practice. However, there is ongoing debate over how to quantitatively evaluate and optimize these systems, because different definitions of image quality can lead to different optimal design strategies. Powerful and(More)
PURPOSE Measuring the size of nodules on chest CT is important for lung cancer staging and measuring therapy response. 3D volumetry has been proposed as a more robust alternative to 1D and 2D sizing methods. There have also been substantial advances in methods to reduce radiation dose in CT. The purpose of this work was to investigate the effect of dose(More)
Lack of classifier robustness is a barrier to widespread adoption of computer-aided diagnosis systems for computed tomography (CT). We propose a novel Robustness-Driven Feature Selection (RDFS) algorithm that preferentially selects features robust to variations in CT technical factors. We evaluated RDFS in CT classification of fibrotic interstitial lung(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effects of dose level and reconstruction method on density and texture based features computed from CT lung nodules. METHODS This study had two major components. In the first component, a uniform water phantom was scanned at three dose levels and images were reconstructed using four conventional filtered backprojection (FBP) and(More)
PURPOSE Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT has recently been approved for reimbursement, heralding the arrival of such screening services worldwide. Computer-aided detection (CAD) tools offer the potential to assist radiologists in detecting nodules in these screening exams. In lung screening, as in all CT exams, there is interest in further reducing(More)
PURPOSE With growing interest in quantitative imaging, radiomics, and CAD using CT imaging, the need to explore the impacts of acquisition and reconstruction parameters has grown. This usually requires extensive access to the scanner on which the data were acquired and its workflow is not designed for large-scale reconstruction projects. Therefore, the(More)
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