Improved microcalcification detection in breast ultrasound: Phantom studies

Sara Bahramian, Michael F. Insana

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Abstract

Ultrasound B-scans illustrate microcalcification clusters as bright high contrast spots with the resolution limited by the size of speckle cells. Thus, distinguishing these reflections from speckle noise using ultrasound B-scans is challenging. This work addresses the performance of ultrasound B-scans in detecting microcalcifications first through theoretical prediction. Based on these predictions, a post processing method is proposed to improve the detectability of microcalcifications at the final display stage. This method is applied to lab-generated phantoms to illustrate the improvement in detectability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2359-2362
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781479970490
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 20 2014
Event2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2014 - Chicago, United States
Duration: Sep 3 2014Sep 6 2014

Publication series

NameIEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS
ISSN (Print)1948-5719
ISSN (Electronic)1948-5727

Other

Other2014 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS 2014
CountryUnited States
CityChicago
Period9/3/149/6/14

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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    Bahramian, S., & Insana, M. F. (2014). Improved microcalcification detection in breast ultrasound: Phantom studies. In IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS (pp. 2359-2362). [6932288] (IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, IUS). IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ULTSYM.2014.0588