Mammography NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING

  • Published 2017

Abstract

How does it work? During a mammogram, a patient’s breast is placed on a flat support plate and compressed with a parallel plate called a paddle. An x-ray machine produces a small burst of x-rays that pass through the breast to a detector located on the opposite side. The detector can be either a photographic film plate, which captures the x-ray image on… (More)

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