Stephanie M Leon

Stephanie M Leon
University of Florida | UF · Department of Radiology

PhD

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7 Research Items
27 Citations
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Additional affiliations
June 2016 - present
University of Florida
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
January 2010 - present
University of Texas Medical School
Position
  • Research Assistant

Publications

Publications (11)
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Time‐of‐flight (TOF) and resolution modeling (RM) algorithms are frequently used in clinical PET images, and inclusion of these corrections should measurably improve image quality. We quantified the effects of these correction algorithms on reconstructed images via the following metrics: recovery coefficients (RCs), contrast‐to‐noise ratio (CNR), n...
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Modern CT iterative reconstruction algorithms are transitioning from a statistical-based to model-based approach. However, increasing complexity does not ensure improved image quality for all indications, and thorough characterization of new algorithms is important to understand their potential clinical impacts. This study performs both quantitativ...
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Purpose: This study assesses the accuracy of effective atomic number (Zeff ) and electron density measurements acquired from dual energy CT and characterizes the response to clinically-relevant variables representative of challenges in patient imaging, including: phantom size, material position within the phantom, variation over time, off-center p...
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Objectives : Direct measurement of skin dose of radiation for children using optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) technology using nanoDot® (Landauer, Glenwood, IL, USA). Background : Radiation dose is estimated as cumulative air kerma (AK) and dosearea product based on standards established for adult size patients. Body size of pediatric patien...
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Mobile fluoroscopy (c-arm) units offering 3D image reconstruction are becoming more common in surgical settings. Although these images are "CT-like" and sometimes replace the postoperative CT, the acquisition is technically very different from a traditional CT acquisition. Dose assessment is complicated by a large beam width, automatic exposure rat...
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Purpose: Monte Carlo simulations were performed with the goal of verifying previously published physical measurements characterizing scatter as a function of apparent thickness. A secondary goal was to provide a way of determining what effect tissue glandularity might have on the scatter characteristics of breast tissue. The overall reason for cha...
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Purpose: That scattered radiation negatively impacts the quality of medical radiographic imaging is well known. In mammography, even slight amounts of scatter reduce the high contrast required for subtle soft-tissue imaging. In current clinical mammography, image contrast is partially improved by use of an antiscatter grid. This form of scatter re...
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Objective: With the dizzying changes in the rapidly evolving profession of radiology, the structure of resident education in the associated sciences of imaging, physics, radiobiology, and radiation effects must be reevaluated continually. What roles do these basic radiologic sciences play in bolstering the neophyte radiologist on a career of patie...

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