Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background

Changwoo Lee, Jongduk Baek

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Abstract

Digital tomosynthesis systems promise better image quality compared to radiography, and thus these have been widely used in chest, dental, and breast imaging. Currently, two acquisition modes are used in digital tomosynthesis systems, such as step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode. The main difference between two acquisition modes is x-ray tube motion during data scanning, which affects spatial resolution and contrast. In this work, we investigate the effects of the X-ray tube motion on lesion detectability with anatomical background. We considered six spherical objects with diameters of 0.5, 0.8, 1, 2, 5, 10 mm as lesions, and anatomical background was modeled using the power law spectrum of breast anatomy. Projection data were acquired using two acquisition modes, and in-plane images are reconstructed using Feldkamp-Davis-Kress (FDK) algorithm. To show the effect of x-ray tube motion on lesion detectability, we computed task signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of channelized Hotelling observer with Laguerre-Gauss channels for six spherical objects. Our results show that the task-SNR of step-and-shoot mode is higher than that of continuous mode for small lesion sizes (i.e., less than 1 mm diameter). This behavior indicates that tomosynthesis system with step-and-shoot mode is more beneficial to improve the detectability of small lesions than that with continuous mode.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2019
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics of Medical Imaging
EditorsTaly Gilat Schmidt, Guang-Hong Chen, Hilde Bosmans
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510625433
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventMedical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, United States
Duration: 2019 Feb 172019 Feb 20

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
Volume10948
ISSN (Print)1605-7422

Conference

ConferenceMedical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period19/2/1719/2/20

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digital systems
lesions
Signal to noise ratio
X-Rays
Signal-To-Noise Ratio
X ray tubes
X rays
Radiography
Breast
Image quality
Scanning
Imaging techniques
x ray tubes
Anatomy
acquisition
Tooth
Thorax
breast
signal to noise ratios
chest

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Lee, C., & Baek, J. (2019). Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background. In T. G. Schmidt, G-H. Chen, & H. Bosmans (Eds.), Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging [109485E] (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10948). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2512751
Lee, Changwoo ; Baek, Jongduk. / Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background. Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging. editor / Taly Gilat Schmidt ; Guang-Hong Chen ; Hilde Bosmans. SPIE, 2019. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE).
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Lee, C & Baek, J 2019, Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background. in TG Schmidt, G-H Chen & H Bosmans (eds), Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging., 109485E, Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 10948, SPIE, Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging, San Diego, United States, 19/2/17. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2512751

Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background. / Lee, Changwoo; Baek, Jongduk.

Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging. ed. / Taly Gilat Schmidt; Guang-Hong Chen; Hilde Bosmans. SPIE, 2019. 109485E (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 10948).

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Lee C, Baek J. Investigation on lesion detectability in step-and-shoot mode and continuous mode digital tomosynthesis systems with anatomical background. In Schmidt TG, Chen G-H, Bosmans H, editors, Medical Imaging 2019: Physics of Medical Imaging. SPIE. 2019. 109485E. (Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2512751