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Introduces a novel approach for accomplishing mammographic feature analysis by overcomplete multiresolution representations. The authors show that efficient representations may be identified within a continuum of scale-space and used to enhance features of importance to mammography. Methods of contrast enhancement are described based on three overcomplete(More)
We present a two-step algorithm for the recognition of circles. The first step uses a 2D Hough Transform for the detection of the centres of the circles and the second step validates their existence by radius histogramming. The 2D Hough Transform technique makes use of the property that every chord of a circle passes through its centre. We present results(More)
Technical innovation is rapidly improving the clinical utility of cardiac computed tomography (CT) and will increasingly address current technical limitations, especially the association of this test with relatively high levels of radiation. Guidelines for appropriate indications are in place and are evolving, with an increasing evidence base to ensure the(More)
To investigate the relationship between radiographic techniques (i.e. kilovolt and milliampere-second) and the corresponding volume computed tomography dose index (CTDI(vol)). Data were obtained for CTDI(vol) for head and body phantoms from the ImPACT CT patient dosimetry calculator for 43 scanners from four major vendors of medical imaging equipment (i.e.(More)
This study reports the findings of a computed radiography (CR) imaging experience questionnaire sent to 35 emergency departments (ED) in North America. A total of 25 responses to the questionnaire were received corresponding to a return rate of 71%. The median daily workload was 71 patient examinations and the average number of films per patient examination(More)
The purpose of this study was to quantify how changing the amount of radiation used to perform routine head CT examinations (CTDIvol) affects visibility of key anatomical structures. Eight routine noncontrast head CT exams were selected from six CT scanners, each of which had a different CTDIvol setting (60 to 75 mGy). All exams were normal and two slices(More)
  • Heather Shaw Bonilha, Julie Blair, Brittni Carnes, Walter Huda, Kate Humphries, Katlyn McGrattan +2 others
  • 2013
Reducing fluoroscopic pulse rate, a method used to reduce radiation exposure from modified barium swallow studies (MBSSs), decreases the number of images available from which to judge swallowing impairment. It is necessary to understand the impact of pulse rate reduction on judgments of swallowing impairment and, consequentially, treatment recommendations.(More)
A quantitative method of obtaining average organ dose from point measurements made in the male RANDO phantom is described for 24 compact organs of interest in patient dosimetry. A three-dimensional Cartesian coordinate system was created by considering each of the 36 RANDO phantom sections as the z coordinate, and using a rectangular frame to assign x and y(More)
The visibility of support lines and tubes was compared in computed radiography (CR) and screen-film adult chest radiographs. Parameters investigated were radiation dose, image minification, and the use of unsharp mask enhancement. Five radiologists rated the visibility of support lines and tubes on a five-point scale ranging from 1 (entire course of line(More)
The purpose of this work was to determine the requirements for image storage and network bandwidth for a total digital department in a moderate sized academic radiology department. Data from the radiology information system was combined with image production information to produce a model of image acquisition. Destinations of images to reading rooms were(More)