Recent design development in molecular imaging for breast cancer detection using nanometer CMOS based sensors

Dung C. Nguyen, Dongsheng Ma, Janet M.W. Roveda

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As one of the key clinical imaging methods, the computed X-ray tomography can be further improved using new nanometer CMOS sensors. This will enhance the current technique's ability in terms of cancer detection size, position, and detection accuracy on the anatomical structures. The current paper reviewed designs of SOI-based CMOS sensors and their architectural design in mammography systems. Based on the existing experimental results, using the SOI technology can provide a low-noise (SNR around 87.8 db) and high-gain (30 v/v) CMOS imager. It is also expected that, together with the fast data acquisition designs, the new type of imagers may play important roles in the near-future high-dimensional images in additional to today's 2D imagers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number680262
JournalJournal of Oncology
StatePublished - Dec 1 2012


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  • Oncology

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