Breast imaging, computed tomography, radiation dose assessment, image quality evaluation
Dr. Boone researches the design, fabrication and testing of breast imaging systems using cone beam computed tomography (CT). The Boone Lab has developed four breast CT scanners that have imaged over 600 women in the last 18 years. Boon’s group was the first to use cone beam dedicated breast CT in humans and in collaboration with Drs. Cherry and Badawi, they were able to integrate PET imaging into two of the four scanners. With this technique, they were also the first to demonstrate dedicated PET/CT of the breast in humans. The lab also focuses on image analysis, radiation dose calculations for breast imaging and whole-body computed tomography and the development of new methods to characterize image quality in CT.