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This state-of-the-art reference book provides in-depth coverage of all aspects of digital mammography, including detector technology, image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, soft-copy reading, digital workflow, and PACS. Specific advantages and disadvantages of digital mammography in comparison to screen-film mammography are thoroughly discussed. By including authors from both North America and Europe, the book is able to outline variations in the use, acceptance, and quality assurance of digital mammography between the different countries and screening programs. Advanced imaging techniques and future developments such as contrast mammography and digital breast tomosynthesis are also covered in detail. All of the chapters are written by internationally recognized experts and contain numerous high-quality illustrations. This book will be of great interest both to clinicians who already use or are transitioning to digital mammography and to basic scientists working in the field.
Introduction.- Detector Technology and Physics.- Quality Assurance.- Image Processing.- Computer-Aided Diagnosis.- Softcopy Reading.- Digital Workflow, Telemammography and PACS.- DMIST and other North American Clinical Trials.- Digital Mammography in European Population-Based Screening Programs.- Impact of Digital Mammography on Visibility of Masses and Microcalcifications.- Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography.- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors.