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Title: Absorbed radiation dose in mammography

Abstract

Radiation dose from mammographic techniques was determined as a function of surface exposure, beam quality, and depth. Relative exposure vs. depth was measured in tissue-substitute materials by thermoluminescent dosimetry. The f-factors were calculated from elemental compositions of mastectomy specimens. Dose at depth depends on beam quality as well as exposure and tissue composition. Analysis of data from the ACS/NCI Screening Centers shows current average midbreast doses to be 25 times lower (film/screen) and 3 times lower (Xerox) than the 2 rads previously estimated. Quantitative risk indicators other than midbreast dose are also discussed.

Authors:
 [1]; ; ; ; ;
  1. (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6203214
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Radiology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 130:2; Conference: 19. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, USA, 31 Jul 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; 61 RADIATION PROTECTION AND DOSIMETRY; BIOMEDICAL RADIOGRAPHY; RADIATION HAZARDS; X-RAY DOSIMETRY; MAMMARY GLANDS; RADIATION DOSES; PATIENTS; PHANTOMS; THERMOLUMINESCENT DOSIMETRY; TISSUE-EQUIVALENT MATERIALS; X RADIATION; X-RAY RADIOGRAPHY; BODY; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES; DOSES; DOSIMETRY; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; GLANDS; HAZARDS; HEALTH HAZARDS; INDUSTRIAL RADIOGRAPHY; IONIZING RADIATIONS; MATERIALS TESTING; MEDICINE; MOCKUP; NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORGANS; RADIATIONS; RADIOLOGY; STRUCTURAL MODELS; TESTING; 560151* - Radiation Effects on Animals- Man; 550602 - Medicine- External Radiation in Diagnostics- (1980-); 655003 - Medical Physics- Dosimetry

Citation Formats

Hammerstein, G.R., Miller, D.W., White, D.R., Masterson, M.E., Woodard, H.Q., and Laughlin, J.S. Absorbed radiation dose in mammography. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Hammerstein, G.R., Miller, D.W., White, D.R., Masterson, M.E., Woodard, H.Q., & Laughlin, J.S. Absorbed radiation dose in mammography. United States.
Hammerstein, G.R., Miller, D.W., White, D.R., Masterson, M.E., Woodard, H.Q., and Laughlin, J.S. Thu . "Absorbed radiation dose in mammography". United States.
@article{osti_6203214,
title = {Absorbed radiation dose in mammography},
author = {Hammerstein, G.R. and Miller, D.W. and White, D.R. and Masterson, M.E. and Woodard, H.Q. and Laughlin, J.S.},
abstractNote = {Radiation dose from mammographic techniques was determined as a function of surface exposure, beam quality, and depth. Relative exposure vs. depth was measured in tissue-substitute materials by thermoluminescent dosimetry. The f-factors were calculated from elemental compositions of mastectomy specimens. Dose at depth depends on beam quality as well as exposure and tissue composition. Analysis of data from the ACS/NCI Screening Centers shows current average midbreast doses to be 25 times lower (film/screen) and 3 times lower (Xerox) than the 2 rads previously estimated. Quantitative risk indicators other than midbreast dose are also discussed.},
doi = {},
journal = {Radiology; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 130:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}

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