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MAMMOGRAPHY-SET CHARACTERISTICS

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MAMMOGRAPHY-SET CHARACTERISTICS

1. Angled tube - using the anode-heel effect + collimation so that the highest beam intensity is at the chest wall.
2. C-arm design.
3. Fixed FID (focus-image distance).
4. Compression device - reduce thickness, spreads tissue, immobilizes target, reduces dose.
5. Fixed field size.


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REFERENCES

1. Bushberg, J. T. (2012). The essential physics of medical imaging. Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Find it at Amazon
2. Heggie, J. C., Liddell, N. A., & Maher, K. P. (1997). Applied imaging technology. Melbourne: St. Vincents Hospital.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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