digital mammography

A technique that uses a computer, rather than x-ray film, to record x-ray images of the breast.

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  • Digital mammography — is a specialized form of mammography that uses digital receptors and computers instead of x ray film to help examine breast tissue for breast cancer.[1] The electrical signals can be read on computer screens, permitting more manipulation of… …   Wikipedia

  • digital mammography — a method for breast radiography that converts x rays into electric signals producing digital images that can be seen on a computer screen and stored; the radiation dose is lower than that of traditional mammography …   Medical dictionary

  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medecine — Digital imaging and commmunications in medicine Une image de médecine nucléaire au format Dicom DICOM (Digital Imaging and COmmunications in Medicine, « imagerie et communication numériques en médecine) est un standard de communication et… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Digital imaging and communications in medicine — Digital imaging and communications in medicine, couramment abrégée DICOM, est une norme standard pour la gestion informatique des données issues de l imagerie médicale. Sommaire 1 Objectifs et avantages 2 Organisation du standard 3 Format …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial — The Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST), is a multi institutional research study on the efficacy for screening of Full Field digital mammography compared to conventional film screen mammography that was sponsored by the U.S.… …   Wikipedia

  • Digital X-ray radiogrammetry — (DXR) is a means of measuring bone mineral density (BMD). Digital X ray radiogrammetry is based on the old technique of radiogrammetry. In DXR the cortical thickness of the three middle metacarpal bones in the hand is measured in a digital X ray… …   Wikipedia

  • Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine — (DICOM) is a standard for handling, storing, printing, and transmitting information in medical imaging. It includes a file format definition and a network communications protocol. The communication protocol is an application protocol that uses… …   Wikipedia

  • mammography — Radiologic examination of the female breast with equipment and techniques designed to screen for cancer. [mammo + G. grapho, to write] M. can detect carcinoma of the breast sometimes as early as 2 years before it becomes palpable and in many… …   Medical dictionary

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