Diagnostic Imaging; Mammography; Medical Physics; Phantoms, Imaging
My research interest is in quality assurance of medical X-ray imaging systems. In the early years of my research career, I studied the behavior of semiconductor dosimeters in the IAEA dosimetry laboratory. There I performed calibrations under various experimental calibration setups on dosimetry devices such as semiconductor-based X-ray multimeters used for quality control measurements on mammography X-ray systems. I then addressed image quality assurance in tomosynthesis. Starting with a prototype phantom, I developed and validated a breast phantom for quality control of the entire imaging process from X-ray projection settings to reconstructed slides. This included testing and selecting materials suitable for use in phantoms and developing a manufacturing process. More recently, I have also been involved in the design and optimization of phantoms for quality assurance of medical ultrasound equipment.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Anthropomorphic breast phantom for quality control in digital breast tomosynthesis. Evaluation of image acquisition with human readout (4 alternative forced choice study).
- Salomon, E. et al. (2020) ‘Performance of semiconductor dosimeters with a range of radiation qualities used for mammography: A calibration laboratory study’, Medical Physics, 47(3), pp. 1372–1378. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/mp.14005.
- Salomon, E. et al. (2019) ‘Comparison of a personalized breast dosimetry method with standard dosimetry protocols’, Scientific Reports, 9(1). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-42144-7.