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Worldwide Implementation of Digital Mammography Imaging

IAEA Human Health Series No. 46

English STI/PUB/2011 ¦ 978-92-0-126723-8

141 pages ¦ 45 figures ¦ € 62.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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Digital mammography offers fundamental advantages over film-based mammography. These include the possibility for acquiring quality images at lower radiation dose image recording, processing and archiving as well as the use of artificial intelligence for improving diagnostic outcome. Other practical advantages include cost reduction, use of environmentally friendly technology, and the option of obtaining remote expert diagnostic opinion. Image quality in mammography is critical. A switch from screen-film technology to a digital system is preferable only if high quality images can be guaranteed. This publication provides guidance on the establishment of digital mammography facilities and the upgrade of existing facilities. It focuses on planning, designing and operating the high quality mammography service within available resources.

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IAEA Human Health, Worldwide Implementation, Digital Mammography Imaging, Diagnostic Imaging, Methods, Radiology, Breast Radiography, Digital Mammography Facilities, Planning, Designing, Operating, High Quality Mammography Service, Road Map, Implementation Scenarios, Direct Digital Mammography, DDM, Computed Radiography Mammography, CRM, Screen-Film Mammography, SFM, Equipment, Infrastructure, Quality Needs, Maintenance, Staff Training, Transition Screen-Film, Digital Modalities, Breast Cancer Incidence, Mortality, Geographical Factors, Breast Cancer Screening, Types of Mammography Technologies, Breast Imaging Modalities, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, MRI, Positron Emission Tomography, PET, Breast Computed Tomography, CT, Mammography Systems, Tests, Clinical Performance, Artefact Evaluation, Lower Radiation Dose Image Recording, Processing, Archiving, Artificial Intelligence, Cost Reduction, Environmentally Friendly Technology, Resources and Needs, Impact of Transition, Mammography Equipment Performance, Quality Management, Review

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