Screen-film image receptors have been the standard detector used in conventional mammography. Developments in detector technology and computers have altered the landscape of mammography.

Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) and advanced applications make it possible through digital imaging to incorporate automated computer-aided diagnosis, dual energy and 3D tomosynthesis have further improved diagnostic sensitivity and specificity. This material includes the theory or digital imaging specifically to mammography. The last modality to go digital! You will gain valuable knowledge and understand this amazing technology we use to save lives every day! 

Course Topics

  • Indirect Conversion Detectors
  • Direct Conversion Digital Detectors
  • Field of View
  • Detector Performance
  • Applications
  • Digital Mammography Detectors
  • Digital Detector Technology
  • Pixel Design for Digital Detectors
  • Pixel Size Requirements
  • Characterizing Detector Performance
  • Dynamic Range
  • X-ray Quantum Detection Efficiency
  • Modulation Transfer Function (MTF)
  • Detective Quantum Efficiency (DQE)
  • Automatic Exposure Controls
  • Breast Compression
  • Output Devices
  • Digital Receptor Dynamic Range
  • Digital Image Processing