Preparing digital mammography images for interpretation

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The basic advantages and disadvantages of digital mammography and the relevant technology are discussed in other chapters of this book. Results of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), released in September 2005, show that digital mammography may be more accurate at detecting breast cancer in some women than standard film-screen mammography [1,2]. In that study, digital and standard film-screen mammography had similar accuracy for many women. However, digital mammography was significantly better at screening women younger than 50 years, regardless of their breast tissue density, and women of any age with very dense or extremely dense breasts. In this context, the significant advantages of digital mammography for image interpretation include the following:

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDigital Mammography
Subtitle of host publicationA Practical Approach
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781139049337
ISBN (Print)9780521763721
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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