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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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Table 13: World 10-Year Perspective for Digital Mammography Equipment by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for Years 2003, 2008 & 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65 Dollar Analytics II-66
counties had no mammography machine in 2004, and although that does not always translate into an access problem, the report said many women who already lack ready access to health care services face long wait times or travel to get a mammogram.
The digital X-ray method has been in limited use since 2000 and is more effective than film mammography for spotting suspicious masses in some women (SN: 9/24/05, p.
From a product perspective, analog mammography is the most mature and rapidly declining subsegment of the x-ray mammography market.
Summary GBI Research's report, "Market Snapshot: Mammography Systems 2006 to 2020 - Americas (US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico)" provides quantitative analysis of the two mammography systems market segments: full field mammography systems and film-screen mammography systems.
When all modalities including mammography are read on the PACS, the radiologist can review a breast patient's entire imaging profile on the same system.
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Mammography is classified as either Screening (yearly breast imaging) or Diagnostic, for women who are having breast symptoms or have had an abnormality detected during routine screening.
The hope is that with the improved contrast resolution of the digital mammography, it will lead to better and earlier diagnoses,'' said Dr.
We are very excited about joining forces with R2 and providing total clinical solutions to mammography clinics and hospitals nationwide," said John Zink, director, MagView Systems.
The debate regarding screening mammography has produced several different cost-effective analyses, each with a different outcome.
Market size data for Mammography Equipment market categories - Full-Field Digital Mammography Equipment and Film-Screen Mammography Equipment.