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Physics of Mammographic Imaging


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Image Formation: Fundamentals of Digital Mammography. Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography. Stereo Mammography. Breast Tomosynthesis. Breast CT. Comparison of Advanced X-Ray Modalities. Image Interpretation: Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis. Image-Guided Procedures and Surgical Planning. Displays for Breast Imaging. Perception of Mammographic Images. Image Analysis and Modeling: Physical Breast Phantoms. Digital Phantoms for Breast Imaging. Observer Models for Breast Imaging. Current Status of Computer-Aided Detection of Breast Cancer. Complementary Approaches: Breast Ultrasound. Breast MRI. Nuclear Medicine Imaging of the Breast: History, Clinical Application and Integration, and Future. Future Directions: Breast Elasticity Imaging. Electrical Impedance Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Breast. Optical Imaging of the Breast. Outlook for Computer-Based Decision Support in Breast Cancer Care.

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Mia K. Markey


"This is a much-needed and refreshing update on the state-of-the art of the technological aspects of breast imaging. This book captures a snapshot of the current status of the technology and practice in this field. It is well organized and the chapters make generous use of informative figures, tables, and medical images. The authors present well-balanced views based on their own research experience and on the existing body of knowledge in this field. The editor and authors have accomplished their objective in delivering an excellent book on this topic. It is a must have for anyone working or interested in the physics and technological aspects of mammographic imaging."
-Andrew Karellas, PhD, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA

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