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What is mammography cassette?

The two types of imaging currently used for mammography are. Screen-film mammography where x-rays are beamed through the breast to a cassette containing a screen and film that must be developed. The image is commonly referred to as a mammogram.

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Correspondingly, what is a cassette in radiography?

Cassettes are rigid holders used in conventional and computed radiography (CR) for the screen film system and imaging plate respectively. The back side of the cassette has a rubber or felt for adequate contact between screen film system or with the imaging plate.

what do you mean by mammography? Mammography (also called mastography) is the process of using low-energy X-rays (usually around 30 kVp) to examine the human breast for diagnosis and screening. The goal of mammography is the early detection of breast cancer, typically through detection of characteristic masses or microcalcifications.

In this regard, how does a mammogram produce an image?

During a mammogram, a patient's breast is placed on a flat support plate and compressed with a parallel plate called a paddle. An x-ray machine produces a small burst of x-rays that pass through the breast to a detector located on the opposite side. The images produced are called mammograms.

What equipment is used for mammography?

A complete mammographic radiographic system includes an x-ray generator, an x-ray tube and gantry, and a recording medium. The x-ray generator modifies incoming voltage to provide the x-ray tube with the power necessary to produce an x-ray beam.

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