Measurement of breast-tissue x-ray attenuation by spectral mammography: first results on cyst fluid.

@article{Fredenberg2013MeasurementOB,
  title={Measurement of breast-tissue x-ray attenuation by spectral mammography: first results on cyst fluid.},
  author={Erik Fredenberg and David R. Dance and Paula Willsher and Elin Moa and Miriam von Tiedemann and Kenneth C. Young and Matthew G. Wallis},
  journal={Physics in medicine and biology},
  year={2013},
  volume={58 24},
  pages={
          8609-20
        }
}
Knowledge of x-ray attenuation is essential for developing and evaluating x-ray imaging technologies. For instance, techniques to better characterize cysts at mammography screening would be highly desirable to reduce recalls, but the development is hampered by the lack of attenuation data for cysts. We have developed a method to measure x-ray attenuation of tissue samples using a prototype photon-counting spectral mammography unit. The method was applied to measure the attenuation of 50 samples… 

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