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Biosketch: Associate Professor Magnus Båth

Magnus Båth is Associate Professor in Radiation Physics at University of Gothenburg and Senior Medical Physicist at Sahlgrenska University Hospital. He specialises in research related to optimisation of medical imaging. Within this field his research interests include development of methods for observer performance studies and image detector evaluations, the limitations of projection radiography and evaluation of image quality. A recent research interest concerns the introduction of tomosynthesis in healthcare and its effect on diagnostics, patient radiation doses and education of medical expertise.

Current research activities

Båth is currently engaged in several studies related to optimisation of medical imaging, mainly in the following three projects:

  • Clinical and clinically relevant evaluation and optimisation of chest tomosynthesis. (Funded by the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, the King Gustav V Jubilee Clinic Cancer Research Foundation, the Health & Medical Care Committee of the Region Västra Götaland and the Swedish Research Council)
  • Improved detectability in radiology; Tools for optimal use of radiation in projection radiography, tomosynthesis and computed tomography. (Funded by the Swedish Federal Government under the LUA/ALF agreement.)
  • Improvement of gamma camera examinations in nuclear medicine by maximization of the collection efficiency. (Funded by the Center for Clinical Research in Värmland).

Recent and forthcoming publications

J T Dobbins III, H P McAdams, J M Sabol, D P Chakraborty, E A Kazerooni, G P Reddy, J Vikgren and M Båth. Multi-institutional evaluation of digital tomosynthesis, dual-energy radiography, and conventional chest radiography for the detection and management of pulmonary nodules. Radiology 2016 (published online).

F Svensson, C Söderman, A Svalkvist, R R Norrlund, J Vikgren, Å A Johnsson and M Båth. Evaluation of a corrected implementation of a method of simulating pulmonary nodules in chest tomosynthesis. Acta Radiol 2016 (published online).

M Båth, C Hoeschen, S Mattsson and L G Månsson. Optimisation in X-ray and Molecular Imaging 2015. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 1, 2016.

J Mangat, J Morgan, E Benson, M Båth, M Lewis and A Reilly. A study of the image quality of computed tomography adaptive statistical iterative reconstructed brain images using subjective and objective methods. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 92-99, 2016.

A Almén, V Sandblom, H Rystedt, A von Wrangel, J Ivarsson, M Båth and C Lundh. Optimisation of occupational radiation protection in image-guided interventions: exploring video recordings as a tool in the process. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 425-429, 2016.

T Magnander, J Svensson, M Båth, P Gjertsson and P Bernhardt. Improved planar kidney activity concentration estimate by the posterior view method in 177Lu-DOTATATE treatments. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 259-266, 2016.

C Söderman, Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren, R R Norrlund, D Molnar, A Svalkvist, L G Månsson and M Båth. Effect of radiation dose level on accuracy and precision of manual size measurements in chest tomosynthesis evaluated using simulated pulmonary nodules. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 188-198, 2016.

C Petersson, M Båth, J Vikgren and Å A Johnsson. An analysis of the potential of chest tomosynthesis in optimising imaging resources in thoracic radiology. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 165-170, 2016.

J Hansson, L G Månsson and M Båth. The validity of using ROC software for analysing visual grading characteristics data: an investigation based on the novel software VGC Analyzer. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 54-59, 2016.

J Larsson, M Båth, K Ledenius, H Caisander and A Thilander-Klang. Assessment of clinical image quality in paediatric abdominal CT examinations: dependency on the level of Adaptive Statistical iterative Reconstruction (ASiR) and the type of convolution kernel. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 123-129, 2016.

J Larsson, M Båth, K Ledenius and A Thilander-Klang. The effect of Adaptive Statistical iterative Reconstruction on the assessment of diagnostic image quality and visualisation of anatomical structures in paediatric cerebral CT examinations. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 115-122, 2016.

E Ceder, B Danielson, P Kovàč, H Fogel, A Svalkvist, J Vikgren and M Båth. Thoracic spine imaging: a comparison between radiography and tomosynthesis using visual grading characteristics. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 204-210, 2016.

C Meltzer, M Båth, S Kheddache, H Ásgeirsdóttir, M Gilljam and Å A Johnsson. Visibility of structures of relevance for patients with cystic fibrosis in chest tomosynthesis: influence of anatomical location and observer experience. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 177-187, 2016.

A Svalkvist, S Svensson, M Håkansson, M Båth and L G Månsson. ViewDEX: a status report. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 38-45, 2016.

T Magnander, E Wikberg, J Svensson, P Gjertsson, B Wängberg, M Båth and P Bernhardt. A novel statistical method to improve the detection of hepatic foci of 111In-octreotide in SPECT/CT imaging. EJNMMI Phys. 3, 1, 2016.

M Båth and J Hansson. VGC Analyzer: a software for statistical analysis of fully crossed multiple-reader multiple-case visual grading characteristics studies. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 46-53, 2016.

C Söderman, Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren, R R Norrlund, D Molnar, A Svalkvist, L G Månsson and M Båth. Influence of the in-plane artefact in chest tomosynthesis on pulmonary nodule size measurements. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 199-203, 2016.

A Almén and M Båth. A conceptual framework for managing radiation dose to patients in diagnostic radiology using reference dose levels. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 17-23, 2016.

J Arvidsson, C Söderman, Å A Johnsson, P Bernhardt, G Starck, F Kahl and M Båth. Image fusion of reconstructed digital tomosynthesis volumes from a frontal and a lateral acquisition. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 410-415, 2016.

J Ivarsson, H Rystedt, S Asplund, Å A Johnsson and M Båth. The application of improved, structured and interactive group learning methods in diagnostic radiology. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 416-421, 2016.

A Svalkvist, C Söderman and M Båth. Effective dose to patients from thoracic spine examinations with tomosynthesis. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 274-280, 2016.

M Båth, C Söderman and A Svalkvist. Retrospective estimation of patient dose-area product in thoracic spine tomosynthesis performed using VolumeRAD. Radiat. Prot. Dosimetry 169, 281-285, 2016.

C Söderman, Å Johnsson, J Vikgren, R R Norrlund, D Molnar, M Mirzai, A Svalkvist, L G Månsson and M Båth. Detection of pulmonary nodule growth with dose reduced chest tomosynthesis: a human observer study using simulated nodules. Proc. SPIE 9787, 97870P.1-97870P.11, 2016.

B Svenson, L Larsson and M Båth. Optimization of exposure in panoramic radiography while maintaining image quality using adaptive filtering. Acta Odontol. Scand. 74, 229-235, 2016.

A Svalkvist, J Hansson and M Båth. Estimating effective dose from 3D imaging with interventional fluoroscopy systems using limited exposure data. Acta Radiol. 57, 356-361, 2016.

M Jadidi, A Sundin, P Aspelin, M Båth and S Nyrén. Evaluation of a new system for chest tomosynthesis: aspects of image quality of different protocols determined using an anthropomorphic phantom. Br. J. Radiol. 88, 20150057, 2015.

P Sund, L G Månsson and M Båth. Development and evaluation of method of calibrating medical displays based on fix adaptation. Med. Phys. 42, 2018-2028, 2015.

C Söderman, S Asplund, Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren, R R Norrlund, D Molnar, A Svalkvist, L G Månsson and M Båth. Image quality dependency on system configuration and tube voltage in chest tomosynthesis – A visual grading study using an anthropomorphic chest phantom. Med. Phys. 42, 1200-1212, 2015.

C Söderman, Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren, R R Norrlund, D Molnar, A Svalkvist, L G Månsson and M Båth. Evaluation of accuracy and precision of manual size measurements in chest tomosynthesis using simulated pulmonary nodules. Acad. Radiol. 22, 496-504, 2015.

A Chodorowski, J Arvidsson, C Söderman, A Svalkvist, Å A Johnsson and M Båth. An attempt to estimate out-of-plane lung nodule elongation in tomosynthesis images. Proc. SPIE 9412, 94122J.1-94122J.8, 2015.

A Almén, V Sandblom, M Båth and C Lundh. Optimisation of occupational radiological protection in image-guided interventions: potential impact of dose rate measurements. J. Radiol. Prot. 35, 47-62, 2015.

R Lorentsson, N Hosseini, J-O Johansson, W Rosenberg, B Stenborg, L G Månsson and M Båth. A 4-AFC study comparing ultrasound machines using a greyscale phantom. IFBME Proc. 48, 82-85, 2015.

J Arvidsson, A Chodorowski, C Söderman, A Svalkvist, Å A Johnsson and M Båth. Automated estimation of in-plane nodule shape in chest tomosynthesis images. IFBME Proc. 48, 20-23, 2015.

Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren and M Båth. A retrospective study of chest tomosynthesis as a tool for optimizing the use of computed tomography resources and reducing patient radiation exposure. Acad. Radiol. 21, 1427-1433, 2014.

M Båth, C Söderman and A Svalkvist. A simple method to retrospectively estimate patient dose-area product for chest tomosynthesis examinations performed using VolumeRAD. Med. Phys. 41, 101905, 2014.

S A Asplund, Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren, A Svalkvist, A Flinck, M Boijsen, V A Fisichella, L G Månsson and M Båth. Effect of radiation dose level on the detectability of pulmonary nodules in chest tomosynthesis. Eur. Radiol. 24, 1529-1536, 2014.

G Lymer, J Ivarsson, H Rystedt, Å A Johnsson, S Asplund and M Båth. Situated abstraction: from the particular to the general in second-order diagnostic work. Discourse Stud. 16, 182-215, 2014.

I Eriksson, S-Å Starck and M Båth. Comparison of gamma (Anger) camera systems in terms of detective quantum efficiency using Monte Carlo simulation. Nucl. Med. Commun. 35, 405-415, 2014.

A Svalkvist, J Hansson and M Båth. Comparison of different approaches of estimating effective dose from reported exposure data in 3D imaging with interventional fluoroscopy systems. Proc. SPIE 9033, 90333Z.1-90333Z.8, 2014.

Å A Johnsson, J Vikgren and M Båth. Chest tomosynthesis: technical and clinical perspectives. Semin. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 35, 17-26, 2014.

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