Performance assessment of a pendant-geometry CT scanner for breast cancer detection

John M Boone, Alexander L C Kwan, Thomas R. Nelson, Nikula Shah, George Burketf, J Anthony Seibert, Karen K Lindfors, Gerhardt Roos

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While mammography is the gold standard for breast cancer screening worldwide, it is widely recognized that mammography has limitations, especially in women with dense breasts. In response to the need for a more sensitive approach to breast cancer screening, a CT scanner specifically for breast imaging in the pendant geometry was designed, fabricated, and is currently in clinical evaluation. The spatial resolution and noise properties are discussed, and breast images from a normal volunteer and a patient with breast cancer demonstrate very promising breast CT image quality from a qualitative perspective.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
EditorsM.J. Flynn
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2005
EventMedical Imaging 2005 - Physics of Medical Imaging - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Feb 13 2005Feb 15 2005


OtherMedical Imaging 2005 - Physics of Medical Imaging
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Breast cancer detection
  • Breast imaging
  • Cone beam computed tomography
  • Mammography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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