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Historical Review Of Mammographic Imaging Techniques In Terms Of Image Quality And Reduced Radiation Dose
Author(s): Arthur G. Haus; Gerald D. Dodd; David D. Paulus
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Paper Abstract

The field of mammography has changed dramatically during the past ten years. The introduction of new imaging techniques combined with the renewed interest in breast imaging has given mammography comparable status to other diagnostic radiology procedures. Mammography has been applied as a tool for mass screening for breast cancer. Several controversial reports have implied that in mass screening mammography more cancers may be induced than detected due to the radiation exposure to the breast. Such reports have put mammography on the defensive, not only for mass screening, but for conventional mammography in symptomatic women. Therefore, during the past few years great emphasis has been placed on dose reduction in breast imaging procedures. Dose reduction can be accomplished in many ways but usually at the cost of reduced image quality. In this presentation some of the factors affecting image quality will be discussed in order to provide some insight into the present status of mammography as a result of low dose techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 1979
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0173, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII, (6 July 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957132
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur G. Haus, The University of Texas System Cancer Center (United States)
Gerald D. Dodd, The University of Texas System Cancer Center (United States)
David D. Paulus, The University of Texas System Cancer Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0173:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine VII
Joel E. Gray, Editor(s)

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