Martin A O Thijssen

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The nationwide breast cancer screening programme using mammography has been in full operation in The Netherlands since 1997. There is concern that the mean glandular doses due to mammography might be differing between different regions of the country due to differences in glandularity and compressed breast thickness. To investigate regional differences,(More)
The introduction of IVDSA provides a safer method of angiographic investigation of the aortic arch and brachiocephalic arteries than conventional angiography in patients with cerebro-vascular disease. The quality of visualization however decreases. Instead of changing over to IADSA we find it worthwile to try to improve IVDSA in different ways. One of them(More)
The nationwide breast cancer screening programme using mammography has been in full operation in the Netherlands since 1997. Quality control of the screening programme has been assigned to the National Expert and Training Centre for Breast Cancer Screening. Limits are set to the mean glandular dose and the centre monitors these for all facilities engaged in(More)
In this investigation for the first time conventional angiography (CA) and intravenous digital subtraction angiography (IVDSA) of the aortic arch and brachiocephalic vascular territory is compared in the same group of 25 patients. The quality of the image derived from IVDSA is inferior to that of CA and, moreover, varies with the location. If sufficiently(More)
In the framework of a quality analysis project for the improvement of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) equipment, an inventory was made of the image quality and radiation dose of DSA equipments in six hospitals in the Netherlands. The image quality was investigated with a contrast detail (CD) phantom. The entrance dose of the radiation on this phantom(More)
Our objective in this study was to investigate the usefulness of an anti-scatter grid in digital mammography using a contrast detail phantom. The mammography system we investigated was a GE Senographe 2000D. We carried out phantom measurements under various conditions with and without using the anti-scatter grid. A new version of the CDMAM phantom (version(More)
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