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digital mammography

Imaging The capture of mammographic images on a digital grid Pros ↑ resolution and clarity than conventional mammography; DM is of use as a screening technique, and allows faster, earlier, and more accurate detection of early breast abnormalities
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digital mammography

Mammography in which the image is collected electronically instead of on film. Compared to standard mammography, it improves the ability to visualize abnormalities in the breasts of women under 50.
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See also: mammography
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Diagnostic accuracy and recall rates for digital mammography and digital mammography combined with one-view and two-view tomosynthesis: Results of an enriched reader study.
MunishKumaran, in Digital Mammography, "Current status of the Digital Database for Screening Mammography", Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998; Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Digital Mammography, pp 457-450.
Targeting women for digital mammography based on age (i.e., using digital for women under 50) appears to be more cost-effective than using film or digital for all women.
Digital mammography provides visual clarity and the ability to manipulate the digital image to focus on areas that require further attention.
The goal of the joint research programme is to develop new and innovative technologies for aiding in the diagnosis of breast cancer using the latest developments in digital mammography.
Data from one of the largest mammography trials in history demonstrates that overall the radiation dose associated with digital mammography is significantly lower (averaging 22 percent lower) than that of conventional film mammography and that the reduction could be greater in women with larger and denser breasts, according to a study published in the American Journal of Roentgenology."The ability to reduce the radiation dose for many women is another step forward for breast cancer screening with mammography - which saves thousands of lives each year," R.
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): Digital mammography delivers significantly less radiation than conventional mammography, and the reduction in radiation exposure may be greater for women with larger and denser breasts, a new study has found.
Digital mammography also takes less time to capture the image, meaning less discomfort for the patient, and it may decrease patient recall rates--about 10 percent of women.
GE Healthcare has opened a new $165 million factory in upstate New York to build state-of-the-art digital mammography machines.
By collaborating with radiologists to understand the demands of reading digital mammograms, Hologic created the R2 DigitalNow HD software, which adapts each digitized film image to a selected contrast and tissue intensity that models a digital mammography system.
Women in Warwickshire, Solihull and Coventry were already some of the first in the country to benefit from digital mammography equipment when it was introduced at University Hospital in 2006.
Digital mammography is the latest in breast imaging technology.

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