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Design and performance features of a new mammographic film/screen system
Author(s): William E. Moore; Robert E. Dickerson; David J. Steklenski
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Paper Abstract

Most current research in mammographic detector development has been focused on digital detectors. However, the vast majority of clinical practice still uses film/screen systems. This paper will report on the design and performance features of a new film/screen system for mammography that has the potential to become the new gold standard in image quality for this demanding application. This new system includes a new film and new intensifying screens. The new film has unique emulsions on each side of the base. It features novel fine-grain, metal ion-doped silver halide microcrystals. It is exposed with a single intensifying screen. Two different intensifying screens have been developed to create systems with different speeds. The new screens use an improved phosphor and new coating structures. The highfrequency MTF has been boosted. The system provides higher contrast, lower noise, and sharper images.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5368, Medical Imaging 2004: Physics of Medical Imaging, (6 May 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.534061
Show Author Affiliations
William E. Moore, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Robert E. Dickerson, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
David J. Steklenski, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5368:
Medical Imaging 2004: Physics of Medical Imaging
Martin J. Yaffe; Michael J. Flynn, Editor(s)

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