In-line spectroscopy for the quantification of iodine in a breast perfusion phantom for dynamic contrast-enhanced dedicated breast CT imaging validation

Liselot Goris, Mikhail Mikerov, Srirang Manohar, Ioannis Sechopoulos

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Abstract

In dynamic contrast-enhanced dedicated breast computed tomography (DCE-bCT), functional insights in the breast will potentially be assessed by evaluating the iodine contrast uptake and washout over time. This information is expected to be relevant for breast cancer treatment. However, the image-based quantitative estimates of iodine concentration (mg I/ml) at each time point will need to be validated. To achieve this, we are developing an in-line optical absorption spectroscopy setup that enables real-time iodine concentration monitoring in a dynamic breast phantom. Potassium iodide was used as the contrast agent. First, the relationship between the iodine concentration (0.5-7.6 mg I/ml) and light absorption was evaluated in a laboratory UV-VIS spectrophotometer (200-1000 nm). Thereafter, an in-line spectroscopy setup was built including a light source to illuminate the contrast, a light filter (521-543 nm), and a photodetector to capture the transmitted light. The system's precision was tested on nine different iodine concentrations (0.5-7.6 mg I/ml). The detectability of an iodine profile and applicability of the setup in combination with a DCE-bCT phantom was evaluated. The UV-VIS spectrophotometer showed a linear relationship between light absorption and iodine concentrations at wavelengths between 500-650 nm. The in-line spectroscopy setup showed a coefficient of variation of 0.29%. In combination with a dynamic breast phantom, time-varying iodine profiles could be detected quantitatively, with the injection time matching wash-in and wash-out visible in the transmission curves. The developed in-line absorption spectroscopy setup can quantify time-varying iodine concentrations and shows potential to be a tool for the validation of DCE-bCT imaging.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2024
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics of Medical Imaging
EditorsRebecca Fahrig, John M. Sabol, Ke Li
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781510671553
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2024

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ISSN (Print)1605-7422
ISSN (Electronic)2410-9045

Keywords

  • 2024 OA procedure

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