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 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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