film screen mammography

film screen mammography

a breast radiographic technique in which a special single-emulsion film and high-detail intensifying screens are used. The technique provides a fine image at radiation exposure levels of less than 1 rad, compared with older methods that generated radiation levels of as much as 16 rad.
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The market can be segmented into two product categories: Film screen mammography and full-film digital mammography, including 2D digital mammography and 3D tomosynthesis.
The net result is the ability to deliver improved workflow and reading efficiency compared with traditional film screen mammography systems.
The report provides value ($m), volume (units) and average price ($) data for each segment and sub-segment within two market categories - Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment and Film Screen Mammography Equipment.
Key segments covered include Film Screen Mammography Equipment, and Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment.
The report provides market landscape, competitive landscape and market trends information on two market categories - Film Screen Mammography Equipment and Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment.
To celebrate their Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final approval of the SenoScan Full Field Digital Mammography System, Fischer Imaging is offering, with limitations, to refund up to the original purchase price of legacy film screen mammography systems being replaced by the SenoScan Full Field Digital Mammography System, until December 31, 2001.
The report provides analysis and review of the key clinical trials being carried out globally and across key Mammography Equipment market categories - Film Screen Mammography Equipment,Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment
Breast screening is a growing multi-billion dollar industry and our market data indicates that worldwide, there are about 30,000 film screen mammography systems currently installed.
E[acute accent]While traditional film screen mammography remains a very effective tool for detecting breast cancer, more breast imaging facilities have been actively seeking a digital screening solution since last fall's announcement of the ACRIN-DMIST results, which revealed significant benefits of digital for a considerable percentage of the screening population.
The clinical trial results of 1,500 patients from six institutions where SenoScan has been installed during the last three years are providing the data for accuracy studies comparing SenoScan to conventional film screen mammography.
The net result is the ability to deliver optimal workflow and reading efficiency compared with traditional film screen mammography systems with the added versatility of a PACS review station.
Film screen mammography is the established standard in breast imaging, and, understandably, the FDA has taken a cautious approach in evaluating a brand new technology.