Seventh Research Framework Programme - Euratom

"Dedicated CT of the Female Breast: Feasibility, optimisation and comparison to competing imaging modalities"

The EU project 'Breast CT' was launched successfully on January 1 2008. The official kick-off meeting was held in Erlangen on January 25.

WP1

W.A. Kalender

Management

Institute of
Medical Physics, Erlangen

WP2

W.A. Kalender

Simulation studies for breast CT image quality optimisation

Institute of
Medical Physics, Erlangen

WP3

W.A. Kalender

Dose determination by simulation and measurements

Institute of
Medical Physics, Erlangen

WP4

W.A. Kalender

Image quality measurements for breast CT

Institute of
Medical Physics, Erlangen

WP5

H. Bosmans

Evaluation and optimisation of tomosynthesis

Katholieke Universiteit,
Leuven

WP6

H. Bosmans

Quality assurance for 2D and 3D breast imaging

Katholieke Universiteit,
Leuven

WP7

G.P. Krestin

Assessment of alternative diagnostic approaches

Erasmus Medical Center,
Rotterdam

WP8

R. Hebel

Software design and development

CT Imaging GmbH,
Erlangen

WP9

R. Hebel

Patient setup and mechanical design

CT Imaging GmbH,
Erlangen

Contact

Internal area (only for partners of the consortium)


News

M Beister, D Prell, Y Kyriakou, WA Kalender. GPU-Accelerated Metal Artifact Reduction (MAR) in FD-CT. SPIE 2010, submitted

W Chen, D Prell, Y Kyriakou, WA Kalender. Accelerating Ring Artifact Correction for Flat-Detector CT using the CUDA Framework. SPIE 2010, submitted

M Weigel, S Vollmar, R Brauweiler, M Hupfer, T Nowak, WA Kalender. Optimization of Spectra for Dedicated Breast CT with Respect to Image Quality and Dose. 95th International Conference of the Radiological Society of North America, Supplement to Radiology: 559, 2009

S Vollmar, WA Kalender. Reduction of dose to the female breast as a result of spectral optimization for high-contrast thoracic CT imaging: A phantom study. Brit J of Radiology 2009; 82:920-929

S Vollmar, O Langner, M Weigel, H Bosmans, WA Kalender. Breast Phantom Design for Dedicated Breast CT and Tomosynthesis. World Congress of Medical Physics, IFMBE Proceedings 25/II: 53-56, September 2009

H Bosmans, K Young, R van Engen, B Lazzari, P Heid, M Thijssen, S Vollmar, K Lemmens, V Ravaglia, WA Kalender. Towards a Quality Assurance protocol for 2D and 3D breast X-ray imaging techniques. World Congress of Medical Physics, IFMBE Proceedings 25/II: 647-649, September 2009

L Hillebrand, RM Lapp, Y Kyriakou, WA Kalender. Interactive GPU-accelerated image reconstruction in cone-beam CT. SPIE 7258(1), 72582A, 2009

D Ertel, WA Kalender. Project Presentation: Breast CT.

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S Wilharm, R Lapp, S Vollmar, J Krause, Y Kyriakou, WA Kalender. Interactively Variable Isotropic Resolution and Noise for CT of the Breast. 94th International Conference of the Radiological Society of North America, Supplement to Radiology: 408, 2008

S Vollmar, M Weigel, WA Kalender. Dose Distributions and Image Quality in CT of the Breast as a Function of Projection Angle Range. 94th International Conference of the Radiological Society of North America, Supplement to Radiology: 544, 2008