publication . Conference object . 2012

Impact of digitalization of mammographic units on average glandular doses in the Flemish Breast Cancer Screening Program

De Hauwere, An; Thierens, Hubert;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: issn: 0302-9743, Copyright policy
  • Publisher: Springer
The impact of digitalization on the average glandular doses in 49 mammographic units participating in the Flemish Breast Cancer Screening Program was studied. Screen-film was changed to direct digital radiography and computed radiography in 25 and 24 departments respectively. Average glandular doses were calculated before and after digitalization for different PMMA-phantom thicknesses and for groups of 50 successive patients. For the transition from screen-film to computed radiography both phantom and patient dose data show a significant increase of dose with digitalization. For the transition from screen-film to direct digital radiography the evolution of the a...
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free text keywords: direct digital radiography, screen-film, screening, average glandular dose, mammography, breast cancer, digitalization, Medicine and Health Sciences, computed radiography
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