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Session: Breast Imaging 2: Possible Future Directions [Return to Session]

Breast Imaging 2: Possible Future Directions

J Phillips1*, R Nosrati2*, P Ghazi3*, K Yang4*, (1) Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA (2) Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, (3) MALCOVA LLC, Baltimore, MD, (4) Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA


10:30 AM Future Directions for Contrast Enhanced Mammography - J Phillips, Presenting Author
10:55 AM A New Framework to Asses Localization Accuracy of Tomosynthesis Guided and Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Units - R Nosrati, Presenting Author
11:20 AM Dedicated Breast CT: Clinical Needs, Solutions, and Remaining Challenges - P Ghazi, Presenting Author
11:45 AM Noise Power Spectrum Analysis of Breast Tissue Textures Presented in Mammographic Images - K Yang, Presenting Author
12:10 PM Audience Q & A - D Zhang, Presenting Author

TH-AB-TRACK 2-0 (Thursday, 7/29/2021) 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM [Eastern Time (GMT-4)]

While mammography and tomosynthesis remain the mainstream for breast x-ray imaging, newer technologies are helping to fine-tune diagnosis and are playing an increasing role in follow-up studies and the early detection of cancer.

In this session, four speakers will describe and review recent technological advances in breast x-ray imaging, including dedicated breast CT, contrast enhanced spectral mammography, localization and biopsy via tomosynthesis/stereotactic guidance, and tissue texture analysis of breast x-ray images which showed correlation with breast density and cancer detection performance. The speakers will describe the clinical background, review the status quo and clinical adoption of current technologies, and report active investigations and ongoing/future directions of research in these topics.

Learning objectives:
(1) Understand the physics and principles behind contrast enhanced spectral mammography, stereotactic and tomosynthesis-based localization, breast CT, and tissue texture analysis.
(2) Understand the clinical applications as well as current trend of investigations of the described emerging breast x-ray imaging technologies.



Breast, Stereomammography, CT


IM- Breast X-Ray Imaging: General (Most aspects)

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