Film screen mammography has proven to reduce the mortality of breast cancer and has been used for decades to screen women for breast cancer.  Unlike digital mammography film screen mammography has very narrow latitude which makes it important to fully understand the technical factor applications for this modality.  Density and contrast can be affected by many factors within this imaging chain.  Film screen mammography image quality is dependent upon optimization of the entire imaging chain.  The technologist must be knowledgeable of how the technical factors affect image quality and how to make adjustments to optimize the image. This course provides a thorough review of the technical applications of film screen mammography and how to optimize each of them.

This home study comes on a DVD.