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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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In some cases referrals for digital mammography may be linked to a provider's investment in the machines, since evidence suggests that doctors are more likely to recommend expensive medical technologies when they have a financial stake in them, even if the procedure isn't supported by medical evidence.
GE's 'Healthcare Re-Imagined' vision is providing practical applications in Egypt through its digital mammography mobile system.
is similar, but digital mammography is more accurate in women under the age of 50 years, women with radiographically dense breasts, and premenopausal or perimenopausal women.
Jeff Wehnes, President and CEO of VuCOMP added, "We are pleased that this study has validated our new version of M-Vu CAD designed for digital mammography.
Assessing Radiologist Performance Using Combined Digital Mammography and Breast Tomosynthesis Compared with Digital Mammography Alone: Results of a Multicenter, Multireader Trial.
Barre Family Health Center is scheduled to open a digital mammography service this spring, as is HealthAlliance.
Comparative study in patients with microcalcifications: full-field digital mammography vs screen-film mammography.
According to a hospital news release, the diagnostic imaging department at the hospital is now almost completely digital, including its Selenia Full Field Digital Mammography systems.
While the radiation dose from both film and digital mammography are low, further dose reduction is an added benefit of digital mammography over and above its ability to better detect cancers in women with dense breasts," Hendrick added.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The results of a major mammography trial indicated that the digital mammography delivers much lower radiation rate than conventional mammography.
Figure 50: Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment, India, Volume (Units), Historic, 2003-2010 78
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