Digital mammography has many advantages over film-screen mammography, including faster acquisition, easier storage and easier retrieval of images. Written by expert radiologists and physicists, Digital Mammography: A Practical Approach compares digital mammography to conventional film-screen mammography, reviews clinical cases and explores newer modalities. Key topics include: • Digital detectors • Monitors • Image acquisition • Image storage, retrieval and transfer • Image interpretation and efficacy • Artifacts • A comparison of commercially available systems • Mobile digital mammography. An image atlas and sections on digital tomosynthesis and computed tomography of the breast enhance the text. Digital Mammography: A Practical Approach melds the worlds of clinical radiology and physics in an easy-to-understand, practical resource. A valuable addition to the shelf of radiologists, radiologic technicians, practising medical physicists and mammography technologists; and any practitioners developing and expanding digital mammography programs.
Preface; 1. Detectors for digital mammography Andrew Karellas and Srinivasan Vedantham; 2. Image acquisition Tanya W. Stephens and Jihong Wang; 3. Preparing digital mammography images for interpretation Basak E. Dogan; 4. Image display and visualization in digital mammography Jihong Wang and William R. Geiser; 5. PACS, storage and archiving – our experience at a private outpatient facility Stamatia Destounis, Valerie Andolina, Shannon DeMay, Diana Kissel, Stephen Switzer and Nancy Wayne; 6. Interpretation of digital screening mammography Tamara Miner Haygood and Basak E. Dogan; 7. Efficacy of digital screening mammography Tamara Miner Haygood; 8. Artifacts in digital mammography William R. Geiser; 9. Mobile digital mammography Michael Ryan; 10. Procedures with digital mammography Gary J. Whitman, Malak Itani, Callie Cheatham and Philip M. Tchou; 11. Digital breast tomosynthesis Alexis V. Nees; 12. Breast computed tomography Gary J. Whitman, Chao-Jen Lai, Xinming Lui, Malak Itani, Raunak Khisty and Chris C. Shaw; 13. Cases Michael N. Linver and Robert D. Rosenberg; 14. Comparison of commercially available systems Karla Sepulveda; Index.