Challenges in mammography: part 1, artifacts in digital mammography.

  title={Challenges in mammography: part 1, artifacts in digital mammography.},
  author={William R. Geiser and Tamara Miner Haygood and Lumarie Santiago and Tanya Stephens and Debra Thames and Gary J. Whitman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={197 6},
OBJECTIVE Early detection of breast cancer is directly related to the radiologist's ability to detect abnormalities visible only on mammograms. Artifacts on mammograms reduce image quality and may present clinical and technical difficulties for the radiologist, mammography technologist, medical physicist, and equipment service personnel. CONCLUSION In this article, we will illustrate the appearance of artifacts in full field digital mammography, review the causes of these artifacts, and… CONTINUE READING

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