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Radiology. 1998 Sep;208(3):709-15.

Mammography of a phantom and breast tissue with synchrotron radiation and a linear-array silicon detector.

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  • 1Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Trieste, Italy.


A linear-array, silicon pixel detector, capable of counting single photons, was applied to mammography by using a synchrotron radiation beam. Images were obtained of both a mammographic phantom and a breast-tissue sample. The phantom image was acquired with a mean glandular dose of 0.32 mGy. This detector combined with a synchrotron radiation beam allows acquisition of high-contrast, low-dose images of soft tissues.

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