It is otherwise known as full-field digital mammography (FFDM).
The x-ray film is replaced with electronics that transform x-rays into mammographic photographs of the breast in digital mammography. This is comparable to those used in digital cameras, and their efficiency allows for better images while using less radiation.
The radiologist evaluates these mammograms through a computer for long-term archiving. In terms of the patient’s experience, this is somewhat like a traditional film mammogram.
These systems look for unusual areas of density, mass, or calcification in digitized mammographic pictures that could signal the presence of cancer. The CAD system highlights these regions on the pictures, signaling the radiologist to examine them carefully.
This type is also known as three-dimensional (3-D) mammography or digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Advanced breast imaging equipment such as this records breast images from various angles and reassembled them (“synthesized”) into a three-dimensional image set.
In this sense, 3-D breast imaging is comparable to computed tomography (CT) imaging, which uses a sequence of thin “slices” to rebuild the body in three dimensions.
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