James Dobbins, PhD

Professor in Radiology
Department: Radiology
Division: Radiology - General
Address: 2424 Erwin Road, Suite 302
Ravin Advanced Imaging Labs
Durham, NC 27705
Office Phone: (919) 684-7761
Email: james.dobbins@duke.edu
Web: http://www.medicalphysics.duke.edu

Publications

Samei, E; Majdi-Nasab, N; Dobbins, JT; McAdams, HP. Biplane correlation imaging: a feasibility study based on phantom and human data. Journal of Digital Imaging. 2012;25:137-147. Abstract

Samei, E; Ranger, NT; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Effective dose efficiency: an application-specific metric of quality and dose for digital radiography. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2011;56:5099-5118. Abstract

Hsu, CM; Palmeri, ML; Segars, WP; Veress, AI; Dobbins, JT. An analysis of the mechanical parameters used for finite element compression of a high-resolution 3D breast phantom. Medical Physics. 2011;38:5756-5770. Abstract

Samei, E; Ranger, NT; MacKenzie, A; Honey, ID; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Effective DQE (eDQE) and speed of digital radiographic systems: an experimental methodology. Medical Physics. 2009;36:3806-3817. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; McAdams, HP. Chest tomosynthesis: technical principles and clinical update. European Journal of Radiology. 2009;72:244-251. Abstract

Dobbins, JT. Tomosynthesis imaging: at a translational crossroads. Medical Physics. 2009;36:1956-1967. Abstract

Godfrey, DJ; McAdams, HP; Dobbins, JT. Stochastic noise characteristics in matrix inversion tomosynthesis (MITS). Medical Physics. 2009;36:1521-1532. Abstract

Li, CM; Segars, WP; Tourassi, GD; Boone, JM; Dobbins, JT. Methodology for generating a 3D computerized breast phantom from empirical data. Medical Physics. 2009;36:3122-3131. Abstract

Samei, E; Ranger, NT; MacKenzie, A; Honey, ID; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Detector or system? Extending the concept of detective quantum efficiency to characterize the performance of digital radiographic imaging systems. Radiology. 2008;249:926-937. Abstract

James, TD; McAdams, HP; Song, JW; Li, CM; Godfrey, DJ; DeLong, DM; Paik, SH; Martinez-Jimenez, S. Digital tomosynthesis of the chest for lung nodule detection: interim sensitivity results from an ongoing NIH-sponsored trial. Medical Physics. 2008;35:2554-2557. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; McAdams, HP; Godfrey, DJ; Li, CM. Digital tomosynthesis of the chest. Journal of Thoracic Imaging. 2008;23:86-92. Abstract

Chen, Y; Lo, JY; Dobbins, JT. Importance of point-by-point back projection correction for isocentric motion in digital breast tomosynthesis: relevance to morphology of structures such as microcalcifications. Medical Physics. 2007;34:3885-3892. Abstract

Samei, E; Stebbins, SA; Dobbins, JT; McAdams, HP; Lo, JY. Multiprojection correlation imaging for improved detection of pulmonary nodules. American Journal of Roentgenology. 2007;188:1239-1245. Abstract

Ranger, NT; Samei, E; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Assessment of detective quantum efficiency: intercomparison of a recently introduced international standard with prior methods. Radiology. 2007;243:785-795. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Samei, E; Ranger, NT; Chen, Y. Intercomparison of methods for image quality characterization. II. Noise power spectrum. Medical Physics. 2006;33:1466-1475. Abstract

Godfrey, DJ; McAdams, HP; Dobbins, JT. Optimization of the matrix inversion tomosynthesis (MITS) impulse response and modulation transfer function characteristics for chest imaging. Medical Physics. 2006;33:655-667. Abstract

Samei, E; Ranger, NT; Dobbins, JT; Chen, Y. Intercomparison of methods for image quality characterization. I. Modulation transfer function. Medical Physics. 2006;33:1454-1465. Abstract

McAdams, HP; Samei, E; Dobbins, J; Tourassi, GD; Ravin, CE. Recent advances in chest radiography. Radiology. 2006;241:663-683. Abstract

Samei, E; Saunders, RS; Lo, JY; Dobbins, JT; Jesneck, JL; Floyd, CE; Ravin, CE. Fundamental imaging characteristics of a slot-scan digital chest radiographic system. Medical Physics. 2004;31:2687-2698. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Samei, E; Chotas, HG; Warp, RJ; Baydush, AH; Floyd, CE; Ravin, CE. Chest radiography: optimization of X-ray spectrum for cesium iodide-amorphous silicon flat-panel detector. Radiology. 2003;226:221-230. Abstract

Duryea, J; Dobbins, JT; Lynch, JA. Digital tomosynthesis of hand joints for arthritis assessment. Medical Physics. 2003;30:325-333. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Godfrey, DJ. Digital x-ray tomosynthesis: current state of the art and clinical potential. Physics in Medicine and Biology. 2003;48:R65-106. Abstract

Warp, RJ; Dobbins, JT. Quantitative evaluation of noise reduction strategies in dual-energy imaging. Medical Physics. 2003;30:190-198. Abstract

Floyd, CE; Warp, RJ; Dobbins, JT; Chotas, HG; Baydush, AH; Vargas-Voracek, R; Ravin, CE. Imaging characteristics of an amorphous silicon flat-panel detector for digital chest radiography. Radiology. 2001;218:683-688. Abstract

Bradford, CD; Peppler, WW; Dobbins, JT. Performance characteristics of a Kodak computed radiography system. Medical Physics. 1999;26:27-37. Abstract

Chotas, HG; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Principles of digital radiography with large-area, electronically readable detectors: a review of the basics. Radiology. 1999;210:595-599. Abstract

Althof, RJ; Wind, MG; Dobbins, JT. A rapid and automatic image registration algorithm with subpixel accuracy. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. 1997;16:308-316. Abstract

Hinshaw, DA; Dobbins, JT. Plate scatter correction for improved performance in dual-energy imaging. Medical Physics. 1996;23:871-876. Abstract

Dobbins, JT. Effects of undersampling on the proper interpretation of modulation transfer function, noise power spectra, and noise equivalent quanta of digital imaging systems. Medical Physics. 1995;22:171-181. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Ergun, DL; Rutz, L; Hinshaw, DA; Blume, H; Clark, DC. DQE(f) of four generations of computed radiography acquisition devices. Medical Physics. 1995;22:1581-1593. Abstract

Chotas, HG; Floyd, CE; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Digital chest radiography with photostimulable storage phosphors: signal-to-noise ratio as a function of kilovoltage with matched exposure risk. Radiology. 1993;186:395-398. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Rice, JJ; Goodman, PC; Patz, EF; Ravin, CE. Variable compensation chest radiography performed with a computed radiography system: design considerations and initial clinical experience. Radiology. 1993;187:55-63. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Rice, JJ; Beam, CA; Ravin, CE. Threshold perception performance with computed and screen-film radiography: implications for chest radiography. Radiology. 1992;183:179-187. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Chotas, HG; Benveniste, H. Direct digitization of optical images using a photostimulable phosphor system. Medical Physics. 1992;19:1071-1080. Abstract

Chotas, HG; Dobbins, JT; Floyd, CE; Ravin, CE. Single-exposure conventional and computed radiography image acquisition. Investigative Radiology. 1991;26:438-445. Abstract

Chotas, HG; Floyd, CE; Dobbins, JT; Lo, JY; Ravin, CE. Scatter fractions in AMBER imaging. Radiology. 1990;177:879-880. Abstract

Floyd, CE; Chotas, HG; Dobbins, JT; Ravin, CE. Quantitative radiographic imaging using a photostimulable phosphor system. Medical Physics. 1990;17:454-459. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Powell, AO. Variable compensation technique for digital radiography of the chest. Radiology. 1989;173:451-458. Abstract

Hasegawa, BH; Dobbins, JT; Naimuddin, S; Peppler, WW; Mistretta, CA. Geometrical properties of a digital beam attenuator system. Medical Physics. 1987;14:314-321. Abstract

Hasegawa, BH; Naimuddin, S; Dobbins, JT; Mistretta, CA; Peppler, WW; Hangiandreou, NJ; Cusma, JT; McDermott, JC; Kudva, BV; Melbye, KM. Digital beam attenuator technique for compensated chest radiography. Radiology. 1986;159:537-543. Abstract

Dobbins, JT; Pedersen, PL; Mazess, RB; Cameron, JR; Hansen, JL; Hefner, LV. A scanning-slit x-ray videoabsorptiometric technique for bone mineral measurement. Medical Physics. 1984;11:582-588. Abstract

Van Lysel, MS; Dobbins, JT; Peppler, WW; Hasegawa, BH; Lee, CS; Mistretta, CA; Zarnstorff, WC; Crummy, AB; Kubal, W; Bergsjordet, B; Strother, CM; Sackett, JF. Work in progress: hybrid temporal-energy subtraction in digital fluoroscopy. Radiology. 1983;147:869-874. Abstract

Swanson, DK; Myerowitz, PD; Hasegawa, B; Van Lysel, MS; Watson, KM; Frantz, DW; Banaszak, S; Hausman-Stokes, E; Peppler, WW; Dobbins, JT. Videodensitometric quantitation of mean blood flow. Journal of Surgical Research. 1983;34:524-532. Abstract