Breast Phantom Imaging Results from an Ultrasound Computer Tomography Research System
Today, in the age of computerization, experts not only strive to perfect methods of ultrasonographic (US) imaging of tissue structure, but also intensively develop transmission methods, focusing especially on ultrasound transmission tomography (UTT) (analogous to X-ray computed tomography - CT) and ultrasound reflection tomography (URT) based on synthetic aperture method used in radar imaging. The following paper presents and analyses the results of ultrasound transmission tomography of the internal structure of a biopsy CIRS Model 052A breast phantom. The imaging was performed with an internally designed ultrasound computer tomography research system. The obtained results were compared to the imaging results from dual energy CT, MR mammography and traditional US.
Keywordsultrasound computer tomography (UCT) ultrasonography (US) ultrasound transmission tomography (UTT) computed tomography (CT) magnetic resonance (MR) mammography breast biopsy phantom
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