Francesca di Franco
University of Lyon
Imaging phantomBiomedical engineeringTomosynthesisPhase contrast microscopyUncompressed videoMaterials scienceMonte Carlo methodMedical physicsBreast imagingX-ray tubeScannerMammographyDigital mammographyDigital Breast TomosynthesisNuclear medicineComputer science3D printingClinical trialVoxelComputed tomographyImage qualityLine (text file)DosimetryContextual image classificationDICOM
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#1Antonio SarnoH-Index: 13
#2Giovanni MettivierH-Index: 22
Last. Paolo RussoH-Index: 24
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PURPOSE To present a dataset of computational digital breast phantoms derived from high-resolution 3D clinical breast images for the use in virtual clinical trials in 2D and 3D x-ray breast imaging. ACQUISITION AND VALIDATION METHODS Uncompressed computational breast phantoms for investigations in dedicated breast CT (BCT) were derived from 150 clinical 3D breast images acquired via a BCT scanner at UC Davis (California, USA). Each image voxel was classified in one out of the four main materials...
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#1Giovanni MettivierH-Index: 22
#2A. SarnoH-Index: 6
Last. Paolo RussoH-Index: 24
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We are developing a platform for virtual (in silico) clinical trials in x-ray breast imaging and dosimetry fully based on Monte Carlo simulations and which adopts patient-like digital phantoms. We report the initial steps and first results of this project. Our collaboration was established for producing a “user-friendly” computational platform which reproduces both 2D (full-fields digital mammography) and 3D (digital breast tomosynthesis, CT dedicated to the breast) breast imaging examinations f...
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#1Giovanni MettivierH-Index: 22
#2Antonio SarnoH-Index: 13
Last. Paolo RussoH-Index: 24
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Virtual clinical trials (VCTs) have been proposed to overcome the limitations of clinical trials using a patient population. VCTs are in-silico reproductions of medical examinations using digital models of the patients and simulated imaging devices. In this work, we present a VCT framework for imaging and dosimetry in breast computed tomography (BCT), digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) and 2D digital mammography (DM), realized by Univ. Napoli Federico II in collaboration with the medical physics...
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#2Giovanni MettivierH-Index: 22
Last. Paolo RussoH-Index: 24
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Recently we have started a project for virtual clinical trials in 2D (digital mammography, digital breast tomosynthesis) and 3D (dedicated breast computed tomography) X-ray breast imaging using Monte Carlo simulations and digital (computational) breast phantoms. In this framework we envisaged the manufacturing of physical versions of the digital phantoms, using 3D printing technology. Due to the possibility of using more than one material for object printing, we adopted the common Fused Depositi...
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