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  • Approval: This course is approved by ASRT and MDCB - approved continuing education providers of ARRT.
  • Release Date: 6/1/2007
  • Expiration Date: 7/1/2011
  • Credit Hours: 0.5 Credits
  • Course Description and objectives:

    Course Description

    The incidence of invasive breast cancer is now estimated to be approximately 13%. To realize the goal of early detection, breast cancer must be recognized not only at the tissue level but also at the cellular level. Film-screen mammography has improved detection of primary breast cancer and significantly decreased the rate of breast cancer mortality. Depending on the independent statistical model used to determine incidence and mortality, the mortality rate decrease ranges from 28% to 65%. Unfortunately, film-screen mammography only depicts changes at the breast tissue level.

    Results of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (N = 49 500 women in the United States and Canada) reported that women younger than 50 years had 22 malignancies that were identified only by full-field digital mammography, although 6 cancers were found using film-screen mammography. This study represents the largest study of digital mammography to date.

    Digital mammography holds the promise to provide better resolution on breast tissue, especially for women with dense breast tissue, who are typically younger than 50 years.

    Learning Objectives

    After reading this article, participants should be able to:

    • Identify groups of women who could benefit from digital mammography versus standard mammography in screening for breast cancer.
    • Discuss the basic concepts of digital imaging.
    • Explain the various aspects of digital mammography quality control.
    • List the advantages and disadvantages of having digital mammography available for patients.
    • Describe the processes of image acquisition, display, and storage.

  • CE Information:

    In order to receive CE credit, you must first complete the activity content. When completed, go to the "CE Test" link to access the post-test.

    Submit the completed answers to determine if you have passed the post-test assessment. You must obtain a score of 75% to receive the CE credit. You will have no more than 3 attempts to successfully complete the post-test.

    Participants successfully completing the activity content and passing the post-test will receive 0.5 ARRT Category A credits.

    Approved by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists for ARRT Category A credit.

    Approved by the Medical Dosimetrist Certification Board for MDCB credit.

    This activity may be available in multiple formats or from different sponsors. ARRT does not allow CE activities such as Internet courses, home study programs, or directed readings to be repeated for CE credit in the same or any subsequent biennium.


Digital Mammography: The Promise of Improved Breast Cancer Detection

Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS, RVS, FSDMS

    *Director/Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Division, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
    Address correspondence to: Kevin D. Evans, PhD, RT(R)(M)(BD), RDMS,RVS, FSDMS, Director/Assistant Professor, Radiologic Sciences and Therapy Division, The Ohio State University, 453 West 10th Avenue, 340 A. Atwell Hall, Columbus, OH 43210. E-mail: Kevin.Evans@osumc.edu.

ABSTRACT

The incidence of invasive breast cancer is now estimated to be approximately 13%. To realize the goal of early detection, breast cancer must be recognized not only at the tissue level but also at the cellular level. Film-screen mammography has improved detection of primary breast cancer and significantly decreased the rate of breast cancer mortality. Depending on the independent statistical model used to determine incidence and mortality, the mortality rate decrease ranges from 28% to 65%. Unfortunately, film-screen mammography only depicts changes at the breast tissue level.

Results of the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (N = 49 500 women in the United States and Canada) reported that women younger than 50 years had 22 malignancies that were identified only by full-field digital mammography, although 6 cancers were found using film-screen mammography. This study represents the largest study of digital mammography to date.

Digital mammography holds the promise to provide better resolution on breast tissue, especially for women with dense breast tissue, who are typically younger than 50 years.

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