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Radiographic Systems, Digital, Mammographic

Definition : Digital radiographic systems designed for radiography of the breast (i.e., mammography). These systems usually include a high-frequency, constant-potential x-ray generator (usually with a voltage ranging from 20 to 35 kV); an automatic exposure control device; filters; a collimator; patient positioning features (e.g., compression devices); and a digital imaging system. Typically, the digital imaging system consists of a phosphor imaging plate used to obtain a latent image, which is scanned with a laser and digitized in an analog-to-digital converter. Digital mammographic systems are specifically intended for imaging the breast; they are used for screening and/or assessment of breast lesions.

Entry Terms : "Mammography Digital Radiographic Systems" , "Digital Radiography Units, Mammography" , "Mammography Units" , "Systems, X-Ray, Mammography"

UMDC code : 18432

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