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 language||English (US)|
|State||Published - Aug 28 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging