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Section: Application Domains

Breast tomosynthesis

Participants: Emilie Chouzenoux, Jean-Christophe Pesquet, Maissa Sghaier (collaboration G. Palma, GE Healthcare)

Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer for women. Mammography is the most used imagery tool for detecting and diagnosing this type of cancer. Since it consists of a 2D projection method, this technique is sensitive to geometrical limitations such as the superimposition of tissues which may reduce the visibility of lesions or make even appear false structures which are interpreted by radiologists as suspicious signs. Digital breast tomosynthesis allows these limitations to be circumvented. This technique is grounded on the acquisition of a set of projections with a limited angle view. Then, a 3D estimation of the sensed object is performed from this set of projections, so reducing the overlap of structures and improving the visibility and detectability of lesions possibly present in the breast. The objective of our work is to develop a high quality reconstruction methodology where the full pipeline of data processing will be modeled.