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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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Follow-up and final results of the Oslo I study comparing screen-film mammography and full-field digital mammography with soft-copy reading.
Comparison of full-field digital mammography and screen-film mammography for detection and characterization of simulated small mases.
The MAMMOMAT[R] NovationDR is a full-field digital mammography system that was designed to meet the demands of modern mammography practices, providing digital screening, diagnosis, and stereotactic biopsy capabilities all in one system.
Correction period when components of the Senographe 2000D full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system fail quality control tests.
Contract notice: Procurement of a full-field digital mammography unit with digital large area detector and stereotaxy.
Several technical modifications have been made to mammography since evolving from xeromammography to the development of screen-film mammography and full-field digital mammography (FFDM), and now digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT).
"Although it was speculated that dose requirements of full-field digital mammography might be lower than with film-screen, current usage indicates that dose and exposure times are essentially equivalent," Dr.
The current method of breast screening involves stair stepping from full-field digital mammography (FFDM) to ultrasound (US) to breast tomosynthesis (3-dimensional digital mammography) or breast MRI.
Currently, GE's Senographe[R] 2000D is the only full-field digital mammography system approved for use in the United States.
Earlier this year, Philips (Andover, CT) received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for its MicroDose SI system, the first full-field digital mammography (FFDM) system on the market with the capability to enable future single-shot spectral imaging applications.
Equipment regulations and requirements for full-field digital mammography, a newer technique, also are addressed.
Brem was the principal investigator of the SOMO-INSIGHT clinical study examining whether full-field digital mammography along with the somo*v could improve breast cancer detection when compared to mammography alone in women with dense breasts.