Validation of a breast density quantization software with 3D printed breast phantoms

N. Solís*, C. Fedon, M. L. Hill, I. Sechopoulos

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the accuracy of one of the commercial breast density quantization software. The estimation is performed by means of mammograms of five different 3D printed breast phantoms obtained from clinical patient images. Mammograms of these phantoms were acquired and analyzed using the density software. In addition, the spectra used by the automatic exposure control for each mammogram was accurately characterized and modeled using a previously published spectral model. The result is that the amount of estimated dense tissue is accurate to within an intra-phantom mean of 10% (std. dev. <4.4%), with negligible bias.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMedical Imaging 2022
Subtitle of host publicationPhysics of Medical Imaging
EditorsWei Zhao, Lifeng Yu
ISBN (Electronic)9781510649378
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes
EventMedical Imaging 2022: Physics of Medical Imaging - Virtual, Online
Duration: 21 Mar 202227 Mar 2022

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceMedical Imaging 2022: Physics of Medical Imaging
CityVirtual, Online


  • Breast density
  • breast phantom
  • mammogram

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