Digital mammography: From planar imaging to tomosynthesis

A. Karellas, S. Vedantham, J. Lewin

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Mammography has established itself as the primary method for breast cancer screening, and has been shown to reduce breast cancer mortality. Digital mammography delivers better soft tissue contrast than screen-film techniques, with better imaging of dense breasts, and more consistent image quality. Digital mammography accommodates a wide exposure range and allows post-acquisition contrast manipulation. These characteristics play an important role in the visualization of subtle anatomic detail such as microcalcifications or soft tissue spiculations. Digital mammography also provides a platform for advanced imaging techniques such as dual-energy mammography, contrast injection mammography and tomographic imaging of the breast by digital tomosynthesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)14-19+57+58+59+60
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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