Technology behind the technique of mammography

Digital technology has found considerable benefit from the arrival of selenium detectors that allow for better resolution in mammogram screening in Fair Lawn.

Advantages of direct digital

> dose reduction

> greater system sensitivity with the possibility of obtaining good quality images with lower doses

> better contrast resolution and therefore the possibility of deepening breast structures with little or no difference in contrast

> ability to compensate for exposure errors for the good quality of all images

> reduction in the number of radiograms to be performed

abolition of the development of films and related polluting chemicals to be disposed of

> reduction of examination times

> archiving using computer systems with advantages both in management, teaching and research

> safer diagnosis for tumors located in peripheral and dense areas

> possibility of directly applying computer-assisted identification systems (CAD)

The disadvantages are essentially:

– the high cost

– the need for continuous maintenance and updating

Digital mammography represents the innovation that will find the widest application both in screening and in diagnostic clinics.

The image displayed on a high definition monitor and no longer on film allows you to modify and improve contrast, brightness and magnification and subsequently recorded on optical discs, on film or sent to a PACS (system for electronic image archiving).

Effects and limitations of the “woman” program

You should find out about the advantages and disadvantages of the “woman” program. Then calmly consider the individual arguments and then decide whether you want to participate in the “woman” program.

What effects does the “woman” program have?

Mammography is able to detect tumors significantly less than one centimeter in diameter, imperceptible to palpation. This generally increases the chances of success of the therapies. If breast cancer is detected early, the breast can be preserved in most cases and therapy is less invasive. Mammography screening is subject to quality controls and is capable of reducing breast cancer mortality.

The continuous monitoring of the technologies adopted and of the specialized skills ensures a high quality level. Like all other medical tests, mammography can cause anxiety, especially in the period before the communication of the result.

What are the limitations of mammography screening?

Breast cancer can also develop between two mammograms (two years). Mammography may reveal breast changes, which may, however, be benign upon further investigation. Mammography also detects small tumors, many of which would not lead to health problems. In this case we speak of “overdiagnosis”.