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Title: CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program

Abstract

Despite the recent acquisition of significant quantities of computed radiography CR equipment for mammography, Mexican regulations do not specify the performance requirements for digital systems such as those of CR type. The design of a quality control program QCP specific for CR mammography systems was thus considered relevant. International protocols were taken as reference to define tests, procedures and acceptance criteria. The designed QCP was applied in three CR mammography facilities. Important deficiencies in spatial resolution, noise, image receptor homogeneity, artifacts and breast thickness compensation were detected.

Authors:
; ; ; ;  [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510 (Mexico)
  2. (Mexico)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22075688
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1494; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 12. Mexican symposium on medical physics, Oaxaca (Mexico), 16-19 Mar 2012; Other Information: (c) 2012 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; COMPUTERIZED TOMOGRAPHY; DIGITAL SYSTEMS; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMAGES; MAMMARY GLANDS; NOISE; PERFORMANCE; QUALITY CONTROL; RECEPTORS; SPATIAL RESOLUTION

Citation Formats

Moreno-Ramirez, A., Brandan, M. E., Villasenor-Navarro, Y., Galvan, H. A., Ruiz-Trejo, C., Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080, and Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510. CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4764594.
Moreno-Ramirez, A., Brandan, M. E., Villasenor-Navarro, Y., Galvan, H. A., Ruiz-Trejo, C., Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080, & Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510. CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764594.
Moreno-Ramirez, A., Brandan, M. E., Villasenor-Navarro, Y., Galvan, H. A., Ruiz-Trejo, C., Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080, and Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510. Tue . "CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4764594.
@article{osti_22075688,
title = {CR mammography: Design and implementation of a quality control program},
author = {Moreno-Ramirez, A. and Brandan, M. E. and Villasenor-Navarro, Y. and Galvan, H. A. and Ruiz-Trejo, C. and Departamento de Radiodiagnostico, Instituto Nacional de Cancerologia, DF 14080 and Instituto de Fisica, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, DF 04510},
abstractNote = {Despite the recent acquisition of significant quantities of computed radiography CR equipment for mammography, Mexican regulations do not specify the performance requirements for digital systems such as those of CR type. The design of a quality control program QCP specific for CR mammography systems was thus considered relevant. International protocols were taken as reference to define tests, procedures and acceptance criteria. The designed QCP was applied in three CR mammography facilities. Important deficiencies in spatial resolution, noise, image receptor homogeneity, artifacts and breast thickness compensation were detected.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4764594},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1494,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {10}
}