Digital Mammography: Current Concepts by Ulrich BickDigital Mammography: Current Concepts by Ulrich Bick

Digital Mammography: Current Concepts

EditorUlrich Bick, Felix Diekmann

Hardcover | November 19, 2009

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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.
Title:Digital Mammography: Current ConceptsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:236 pages, 10.87 × 7.99 × 0.1 inPublished:November 19, 2009Publisher:Springer Berlin HeidelbergLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3540784497

ISBN - 13:9783540784494

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Table of Contents

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.

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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)