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Biomedical Optics Express

  • Editor: Joseph A. Izatt
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2078–2086

Characterization of materials for optimal near-infrared and x-ray imaging of the breast

Kelly Michaelsen, Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Brian W. Pogue, Ken Brooks, Ken Defreitas, Ian Shaw, Steven P. Poplack, and Keith D. Paulsen  »View Author Affiliations

Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 3, Issue 9, pp. 2078-2086 (2012)

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Development of a detector case for complete co-registration of images in a non-fiber-based combined near-infrared spectral tomography and digital breast tomosynthesis, required analysis to find materials that could support a breast under full mammographic compression without affecting the x-ray images or the quality of the near infrared measurements. Several possible solutions were considered, and many types of plastics were tested in the development of the detector case. Light channeling within the detector case changed the data obtained in resin and agarose phantoms, lowering recovered absorption values. Additional developments focusing on blocking stray light were successful and permitted a normal subject imaging exam.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3890) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Medical optics instrumentation
(170.0110) Medical optics and biotechnology : Imaging systems
(170.3830) Medical optics and biotechnology : Mammography

ToC Category:
Clinical Instrumentation

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 7, 2012
Published: August 10, 2012

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Kelly Michaelsen, Venkataramanan Krishnaswamy, Brian W. Pogue, Ken Brooks, Ken Defreitas, Ian Shaw, Steven P. Poplack, and Keith D. Paulsen, "Characterization of materials for optimal near-infrared and x-ray imaging of the breast," Biomed. Opt. Express 3, 2078-2086 (2012)

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