Optimization of Technique Factors for Conventional Mammography.
Annual rept. 15 Aug 96-14 Aug 97,
COLORADO UNIV HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER DENVER
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This report summarizes progress achieved during year three of a three and one half year postdoctoral research project to determine the optimum technique factors for conventional mammography. This years work centered on separately analyzing the effects of mammography film, processing conditions, and technique factor selection on image contrast and low-contrast lesion detection. Methods of evaluating film, processing, and technique factor selection for screen-film mammography were applied to approximately one dozen clinical sites involved in the Colorado Mammography Advocacy Project CMAP, improved technique factors were recommended, and the resulting improvement in image quality at CMAP sites was evaluated. Work being performed now during the one half year extension of this project centers on completion of analysis and publication of all study results.
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