Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume


Recent Advances

Edited by Nachiko Uchiyama

National Cancer Center, Korea, South


Marcelo Zanchetta Do Nascimento

Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil

In this volume, the topics are constructed from a variety of contents: the bases of mammography systems, optimization of screening mammography with reference to evidence-based research, new technologies of image acquisition and its surrounding systems, and case reports with reference to up-to-date multimodality images of breast cancer. Mammography has been lagged in the transition to digital imaging systems because of the necessity of high resolution for diagnosis. However, in the past ten years, technical improvement has resolved the difficulties and boosted new diagnostic systems. We hope that the reader will learn the essentials of mammography and will be forward-looking for the new technologies. We want to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation?to all the co-authors who have contributed their work to this volume.

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MammographyRecent AdvancesEdited by Nachiko Uchiyama

Published: March 16th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2508

ISBN: 978-953-51-0285-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6896-6

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

56709 Total Chapter Downloads

15 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

30 Dimensions Citations


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1. Choice, Trust and Risk - The Policy Context and Mammography Screening

By Karen Willis


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2. Meta-Analysis: Culturally Sensitive Education and Mammography Uptake of Minority Women

By Mabel E. Caban and Beverley Adams-Huet


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3. How to Optimize Population Screening Programs for Breast Cancer Using Mathematical Models

By Montserrat Rue, Misericordia Carles, Ester Vilaprinyo, Roger Pla, Montserrat Martinez-Alonso, Carles Forne, Albert Roso and Arantzazu Arrospide


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4. Effects of Health Belief and Cancer Fatalism on the Practice of Breast Cancer Screening Among Nigerian Women

By Adenike Akhigbe and Kingsley Akhigbe


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5. Screening Mammography Need, Utilization and Capacity in Chicago: Can We Fulfill Our Mission and Our Promises?

By Kristi L. Allgood, Garth H. Rauscher and Steve Whitman


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6. Comparison of Individual Doses During Mammography Screening Examinations with Screen – Film and DR Systems and Optimization Attempts of Exposure Parameters

By E. Fabiszewska, K. Pasicz, I. Grabska, W. Bulski and W. Skrzyński


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7. An Analysis of Application of Mean Glandular Dose and Factors on Which It Depends to Patients of Various Age Groups

By Suad Kunosic


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8. Assessment of AGD in UAE Hospital

By Najlaa Almazrouei


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9. Is Mammographic Density a Biomarker to Study the Molecular Causes of Breast Cancer?

By Hanna Mirette and Diorio Caroline


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10. Mammographic Density Under Hormonal and Hormone-Like Treatments

By Şerban Nastasia


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11. Evaluation of Mammographic Segmentation and Risk Classification Based on Tabár Tissue Modelling

By Wenda He, Erika Denton and Reyer Zwiggelaar


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12. MIDAS – Mammographic Image Database for Automated Analysis

By Fabiano Fernandes, Rodrigo Bonifácio, Lourdes Brasil, Renato Guadagnin and Janice Lamas


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13. Fusion of Two-View Information: SVD Based Modeling for Computerized Classification of Breast Lesions on Mammograms

By Rogério Daniel Dantas, Marcelo Zanchetta do Nascimento, Ricardo de Souza Jacomini, Danilo César Pereira and Rodrigo Pereira Ramos


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14. Breast CAD (Computer Aided Detection) in FFDM (Full Field Digital Mammography)

By Nachiko Uchiyama


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15. Metrological Assessment of a CAD System for the Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer in Digital Mammography

By Arianna Mencattini and Marcello Salmeri


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16. Computerized Image Analysis of Mammographic Microcalcifications: Diagnosis and Prognosis

By Anna N. Karahaliou, Nikolaos S. Arikidis, Spyros G. Skiadopoulos, George S. Panayiotakis and Lena I. Costaridou


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17. Photovoltaic GaAs Detectors for Digital X-Ray Imaging

By V.F. Dvoryankin, G.G. Dvoryankina, Yu.M. Dikaev, M.G. Ermakov, A.A. Kudryashov, A.G. Petrov and A.A. Telegin


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18. Optimization of Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) for Breast Cancer Diagnosis

By Nachiko Uchiyama, Takayuki Kinoshita, Takashi Hojo, Sota Asaga, Junko Suzuki, Yoko Kawawa and Kyoichi Otsuka


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19. Fat Necrosis

By Sergi Ganau, Lidia Tortajada, Fernanda Escribano, F. Javier Andreu and Melcior Sentís


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20. A Case of a Secretory Carcinoma of the Breast: Radio-Pathological Correlation

By Shinya Tajima, Ichiro Maeda, Yasuyuki Kurihara, Miyuki Fukushima, Yoshihide Kanemaki, Hiroshi Shimamoto, Keiko Kishimoto, Tomoko Uejima, Koichiro Tsugawa and Yasuo Nakajima


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21. Radiologic Features of Triple Negative Breast Cancer

By Yasuyuki Kojima, Reika In and Hiroko Tsunoda


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