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mammography,

diagnostic procedure that uses low-dose X rays to detect abnormalities in the breasts. Tomosynthesis, also known as 3D mammography, is form of mammography that combines X-ray images taken at multiple angles to produce a single three-dimensional image. The early diagnosis of breast cancerbreast cancer,
cancer that originates in the breast. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women (following lung cancer). Although the vast majority of the cases occur in women, some men also get breast cancer.
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 made possible by the routine use of mammography for screening women increases a woman's treatment alternatives and improves her chances of surviving the cancer. Mammograms can detect tumors too small to be noticed on physical examination. The recommended timing for a baseline first mammogram and subsequent mammograms varies depending on a woman's risk for breast cancer, but several medical advisory groups recommend beginning at age 40 or 45 for a woman with an average risk for breast cancer.

mammography

[ma′mäg·rə·fē]
(medicine)
Radiographic examination of the breast, performed with or without injection of the glandular ducts with a contrast medium.
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FFDM has a wide dynamic range and post-processing capabilities which may lead to a reduction in recall rates and improvement in the interpretation of dense breasts.
B) Before any further mammographic images are reviewed or interpreted or any films are printed or processed using the component of the Senographe 2000D FFDM system that failed any of the following tests:
4) Moreover, the authors expressed that for DBT to be successful it would have to increase the conspicuity of cancers versus FFDM and detect malignancies that may be overlooked by traditional mammography.
Although FFDM remains the gold standard in screening for breast cancer, helping reduce deaths from breast cancer among women ages 40 to 70, screening mammograms miss about 20% of breast cancers present at screening.
Although FFDM is the gold standard for screening for breast cancer, it may not always be the imaging solution for women with dense breast tissue.
The MAMMOMAT Inspiration FFDM system by Siemens Healthcare, for example, provides screening, diagnostic, and stereotactic biopsy capabilities in a single system.
Philips Healthcare (Andover, MA) featured MicroDose, its new full-field digital mammography (FFDM) solution, which reduces radiation dose by up to 50% compared with other FFDM systems.
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Fuji also showed its Aspire ClearView CR-based FFDM system, which provides 50 micron resolution and dual-side detector reading.