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Radiation dosimetry in digital breast tomosynthesis: Report of AAPM Tomosynthesis Subcommittee Task Group 223

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Title
Radiation dosimetry in digital breast tomosynthesis: Report of AAPM Tomosynthesis Subcommittee Task Group 223
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Medical Physics, August 2014
DOI 10.1118/1.4892600
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Ioannis Sechopoulos, John M. Sabol, Johan Berglund, Wesley E. Bolch, Libby Brateman, Emmanuel Christodoulou, Michael Flynn, William Geiser, Mitchell Goodsitt, A. Kyle Jones, Joseph Y. Lo, Andrew D. A. Maidment, Kazuyoshi Nishino, Anita Nosratieh, Baorui Ren, W. Paul Segars, Miriam Von Tiedemann

Abstract

The radiation dose involved in any medical imaging modality that uses ionizing radiation needs to be well understood by the medical physics and clinical community. This is especially true of screening modalities. Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has recently been introduced into the clinic and is being used for screening for breast cancer in the general population. Therefore, it is important that the medical physics community have the required information to be able to understand, estimate, and communicate the radiation dose levels involved in breast tomosynthesis imaging. For this purpose, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine Task Group 223 on Dosimetry in Tomosynthesis Imaging has prepared this report that discusses dosimetry in breast imaging in general, and describes a methodology and provides the data necessary to estimate mean breast glandular dose from a tomosynthesis acquisition. In an effort to maximize familiarity with the procedures and data provided in this Report, the methodology to perform the dose estimation in DBT is based as much as possible on that used in mammography dose estimation.

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Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Spain 1 <1%
Belgium 1 <1%
Unknown 119 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 21 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Other 17 14%
Student > Master 15 12%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Other 21 17%
Unknown 22 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 40 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 30 24%
Engineering 8 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 2%
Other 6 5%
Unknown 33 27%
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#15,938,793
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#4,967
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