Artifacts in digital breast tomosynthesis

William R. Geiser, Samuel A. Einstein, Wei Tse Yang

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    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE. Artifacts in digital breast tomosynthesis and synthesized 2D imaging reduce image quality. This article describes the appearance of these unique artifacts, reviews their causes, and discusses methods to ameliorate these artifacts. CONCLUSION. Artifacts in digital breast tomosynthesis and synthesized 2D imaging can obscure important findings on mammograms. The radiologist, mammography technologist, and medical physicist must be able to recognize these artifacts and use the vendor’s new processing algorithms to mitigate the effects of such artifacts.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)926-932
    Number of pages7
    JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
    Volume211
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 1 2018

    Keywords

    • Artifacts
    • Digital breast tomosynthesis
    • Digital mammography
    • Quality assurance
    • Quality control

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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