A novel synthetic aperture technique for breast tomography with toroidal arrays

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Ultrasound is commonly used as an adjunct to mammography for diagnostic evaluation of suspicions arising from breast cancer screening. As an alternative to conventional sonography that uses hand-held transducers, toroidal array probes that encircle the breast immersed in a water bath have been investigated for ultrasound tomography. This paper introduces a new method for three-dimensional synthetic aperture diffraction tomography that maximizes the resolution in the scanning direction and provides quantitative reconstructions of the acoustic properties of the object. The method is validated by means of numerical simulations.

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Huang, Lianjie & Simonetti, Francesco January 1, 2009.

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Ultrasound is commonly used as an adjunct to mammography for diagnostic evaluation of suspicions arising from breast cancer screening. As an alternative to conventional sonography that uses hand-held transducers, toroidal array probes that encircle the breast immersed in a water bath have been investigated for ultrasound tomography. This paper introduces a new method for three-dimensional synthetic aperture diffraction tomography that maximizes the resolution in the scanning direction and provides quantitative reconstructions of the acoustic properties of the object. The method is validated by means of numerical simulations.

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  • 2009 SPIE Medical Imaging ; February 7, 2009 ; Orlando, FL

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  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-00406
  • Report No.: LA-UR-09-406
  • Grant Number: AC52-06NA25396
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 956545
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc927502

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Huang, Lianjie & Simonetti, Francesco. A novel synthetic aperture technique for breast tomography with toroidal arrays, article, January 1, 2009; [New Mexico]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc927502/: accessed September 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.