Mammography

1 min
Published on October 21, 2020

Breast cancer is the main cancer found in women – and early detection is the key to improving breast cancer outcomes and survival rates. Screening mammography has come a long way, both in terms of organization and technology: from modified regular X-ray systems to dedicated mammography and tomosynthesis systems and the support of artificial intelligence. Read more in this month’s dossier on mammography.

Screening mammography has come a long way, both in terms of organization and technology.

Tomosynthesis image of a breast
Image Courtesy of MIA Radiology, Melbourne, Australia

Breast cancer: Artificial intelligence enhances screening and eases workload

In breast cancer screening programs, such as one running in the Netherlands, a high volume of mammography data is acquired. Radiologists have to evaluate hundreds of images every day with precision and often under time pressure. Learn how artificial intelligence (AI) offers radiologists smart support.

Making Mammography More Comfortable for the Patient – and More Precise

Even today, mammography can be a source of anxiety for the patient. Read how one university hospital in Denmark is putting great emphasis on making breast examinations more comfortable, while at the same time enabling more personalized care with improved diagnostic accuracy.

As early as possible

Many stories from the early days of X-ray technology feature brilliant and often even fascinating characters. Their pioneering research was sometimes triggered by an ingenious idea, sometimes by a groundbreaking discovery, and sometimes by a situation in the researcher’s personal life. Learn how the early death of his wife prompted radiologist Philip Strax to start the first mammography screening program in New York City.