Due to the increasing number of digital mammograms and the advent of new kinds of three-dimensional x-ray and other forms of medical imaging, mammography is undergoing a dramatic change. To meet their responsibilities, medical physicists must constantly renew their knowledge of advances in medical imaging or radiation therapy, and must be prepared to function at the intersection of these two fields. Physics of Mammographic Imaging gives an overview on the current role and future potential of new alternatives to mammography in the context of clinical need, complementary approaches, and ongoing research. This book provides comprehensive coverage on the fundamentals of image formation, image interpretation, analysis, and modeling. It discusses the use of mammographic imaging in the detection, diagnosis, treatment planning, and monitoring of breast cancer. Expert authors give a balanced summary of core topics such as digital mammography, contrast-enhanced mammography, stereomammography, breast tomosynthesis, and breast CT. The book highlights the use of mammographic imaging with complementary breast imaging modalities such as ultrasound, MRI, and nuclear medicine techniques.
It discusses critical issues such as computer-aided diagnosis, perception, and quality assurance. This is an exciting time in the development of medical imaging, with many new technologies poised to make a substantial impact on breast cancer care. This book will help researchers and students get up to speed on crucial developments and contribute to future advances in the field.
Image Formation Fundamentals of Digital Mammography Xin Qian Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography Melissa L. Hill and Martin J. Yaffe Stereo Mammography David J. Getty Breast Tomosynthesis Ying (Ada) Chen Breast CT Chris C. Shaw and Gary J. Whitman Comparison of Advanced X-Ray Modalities Ying (Ada) Chen, David J. Getty, Melissa L. Hill, Mia K. Markey, Xin Qian, Chris C. Shaw, Gary J. Whitman, and Martin J. Yaffe Image Interpretation Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis Margaret Adejolu and Gary J. Whitman Image-Guided Procedures and Surgical Planning Nehmat Houssami, Robin Wilson, and Jennifer Rusby Displays for Breast Imaging Aldo Badano Perception of Mammographic Images Elizabeth Krupinski Image Analysis and Modeling Physical Breast Phantoms Ernest L. Madsen Digital Phantoms for Breast Imaging Predrag R. Bakic and Andrew D.A. Maidment Observer Models for Breast Imaging Francois Bochud Current Status of Computer-Aided Detection of Breast Cancer Huong (Carisa) Le-Petross and Tanya W. Stephen Complementary Approaches Breast Ultrasound Gary J. Whitman, Raunak Khisty, and R. Jason Staffor Breast MRI Deanna L. Lane, R. Jason Stafford, and Gary J. Whitman Nuclear Medicine Imaging of the Breast: History, Clinical Application and Integration, and Future Rachel F. Brem, Caitrin Coffey, Jessica Torrente, and Jocelyn Rapelyea Future Directions Breast Elasticity Imaging Salavat Aglyamov, Richard Bouchard, Iulia Graf, and Stanislav Emelianov Electrical Impedance Imaging and Spectroscopy of the Breast Bin Zheng and Lihua Li Optical Imaging of the Breast Kelly E. Michaelsen, Michael A. Mastanduno, Ashley M. Laughney, Brian W. Pogue, and Keith D. Paulsen Outlook for Computer-Based Decision Support in Breast Cancer Care Gautam S. Muralidhar, Alan C. Bovik, and Mia K. Markey Index