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Rad Tech's Guide to Mammography : Physics, Instrumentation, and Quality Control

Rad Tech's Guide to Mammography : Physics, Instrumentation, and Quality Control - 02 edition

Rad Tech's Guide to Mammography : Physics, Instrumentation, and Quality Control - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780632044993

ISBN10: 0632044993

Rad Tech
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Blackwell Science, Inc.
Published:
International: No
Rad Tech

ISBN13: 9780632044993

ISBN10: 0632044993


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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Why Mammography 2. Mammographic Instrumentation and Physics Introduction Instrumentation Physics of X-Ray Production and Attenuation 3. Performing the Examination: Technical Considerations Introduction Geometry Half-Field Geometry Patient Considerations Compression Specification of Breast Compression Force Breast Support Automatic Exposure Control Controlling Scattered Radiation 4. Image Recording, Film Processing and Image Viewing Introduction Image Recording Image Processing Image Viewing 5. Mammographic Image Quality Introduction Imaging Performance Descriptors Clinical Image Quality Requirements Technical Descriptors of Image Quality for Mammography 6. Radiation Exposure and Patient Dose Introduction Basic Concepts of Radiation Measurement Putting Radiation Dose in Perspective 7. Mammography Quality Control Introduction Mammography Accreditation Program: Historical Background Mammography Quality Standards Act Final MQSA Regulations Observations, Tips and Recommendations