Recent Trends in Screen-Film Mammography: Technical Factors and Radiation Dose

  • A. G. Haus
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 105)


The trend in screen-film mammography is toward high-contrast, high-resolution images. In this article technical factors associated with X-ray equipment and/or the screen-film combination which affects radiographic contrast, blurring (unsharpness), and noise will be reviewed. Radiation dose will be discussed in terms of measurement, calculation, and theoretical risk.


Modulation Transfer Function Focal Spot Size Developer Temperature Geometric Resolution Mammographic Unit 
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  • A. G. Haus
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  1. 1.Health Sciences DivisionEastman Kodak Company, Corporate PlaceRochesterUSA

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