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Main description:

Digital Radiography has been ? rmly established in diagnostic radiology during the last decade. Because of the special requirements of high contrast and spatial resolution needed for roentgen mammography, it took some more time to develop digital m- mography as a routine radiological tool. Recent technological progress in detector and screen design as well as increased ex- rience with computer applications for image processing have now enabled Digital Mammography to become a mature modality that opens new perspectives for the diag- sis of breast diseases. The editors of this timely new volume Prof. Dr. U. Bick and Dr. F. Diekmann, both well-known international leaders in breast imaging, have for many years been very active in the frontiers of theoretical and translational clinical research, needed to bring digital mammography ? nally into the sphere of daily clinical radiology. I am very much indebted to the editors as well as to the other internationally rec- nized experts in the ? eld for their outstanding state of the art contributions to this v- ume. It is indeed an excellent handbook that covers in depth all aspects of Digital Mammography and thus further enriches our book series Medical Radiology. The highly informative text as well as the numerous well-chosen superb illustrations will enable certi? ed radiologists as well as radiologists in training to deepen their knowledge in modern breast imaging.


Provides state-of-the-art coverage of all aspects of modern digital mammography

Discusses in detail new techniques, including image processing, computer-aided diagnosis, contrast-enhanced mammography, and tomosynthesis

Written by internationally recognized experts, including both physicians and medical physicists

Includes numerous high-quality illustrations

Back cover:

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.


Basic Physics of Digital Mammography.- Detectors for Digital Mammography.- Quality Control in Digital Mammography.- Classification of Artifacts in Clinical Digital Mammography.- Image Processing.- Computer-aided Detection and Diagnosis.- Softcopy Reading.- Digital Workflow, PACS, and Telemammography.- Digital Mammography Clinical Trials: The North American Experience.- Digital Mammography in European Population-Based Screening Programs.- Mammographic Signs of Malignancy: Impact of Digital Mammography on Visibility and Appearance.- Contrast-Enhanced Digital Mammography.- Digital Breast Tomosynthesis and Breast CT.


ISBN-13: 9783540784494
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: November, 2009
Pages: 236
Weight: 798g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Oncology, Pathology, Radiology
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From the reviews:

“The NHS Breast Screening Programme is currently undergoing conversion from analogue films to digital, the timing of this book is particularly apposite for UK readers. … for those techies out there who just feel more comfortable understanding the technology ‘under the bonnet’ or as a source of reference, this book is brilliant. … it would be a useful addition to your breast unit’s reference library … .” (David Green, RAD Magazine, March, 2011)

“The aim of this 209 page/13 chapter book is to introduce all the technical details, opportunities and problems related to the use of digital mammography (DM) to the reader. … The authors, all well known in their field of research and daily work, have produced a book which will be of help to all those who are using or will be using DM in the future, to provide the best diagnostic results in the endless fight against breast cancer.” (Giampiero Beluffi, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 116, 2011)

“This is a brief but comprehensive overview of how the use of digital technique impacts the performance and interpretation of mammographic images. … The intended audience is radiologists in practice and radiology residents, as well as clinicians including gynecologists, oncologists, and breast surgeons. I would expand the intended audience to include mammography technologists, particularly those in supervisory positions and those tasked with quality assurance. … Overall, this is an excellent book, easy to read, and complete but concise.” (Dana Smetherman, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2012)

“The book provides a comprehensive description of most of the important aspects of digital mammography suitable for radiographers, film readers, radiologists and physicists. It should be a useful starting place for those being introduced to digital mammography systems, as well as a good summary of the current state of knowledge for those already involved in breast imaging.” (Rosemary Toye, RAD Magazine, July, 2012)