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Xeroradiography of the breast

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Published by C.C. Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English


  • Breast -- Cancer -- Diagnosis.,
  • Xeroradiography.,
  • Mammography.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John N. Wolfe.
LC ClassificationsRG493.5.X43 W64 1983
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 678 p. :
Number of Pages678
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3483761M
ISBN 100398047030
LC Control Number82003218

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  In the five years since Dr. Wolfe published his first book on mammography there has been a steady increase in the use of the procedure for studying and managing patients with breast disease. This increase and the advent of the xerographic method of recording the roentgen image had led to this new : Franklin S. Alcorn. Xeroradiography of the Breast. Xeroradiography of the Breast. Francis F. Ruzicka, Jr. In discussing the diagnostic capacity of xeromammography, the author writes that xeroradiography offers certain advantages in mammography, among them "greater resolution, permitting identification of smaller structures, especially tumor calcifications." He further states that "small .   Negative-mode xeroradiography is discussed in relation to the clinical indications and the radiation doses in the breast per exposure. The radiation doses have been obtained using a computer algorithm specially designed to calculate breast volumes by constructing a three-dimensional body from the two dimensional cranio-caudal and medio-lateral by: 6. Xeroradiography: Uncalcified Breast Masses Franklin S. Alcorn The approach to malignant diseases, especially carcinoma, is a little different from most textbooks on mammography, being divided according to histological type. To a certain extent this is a good idea, since the radiologist should be familiar with the terminology of the pathologist; however, the various types are illustrated by .

  Wolfe J N, Dooley R and Harkins L Xeroradiography of the breast: a comparative study with conventional film mammography Cancer 28 Crossref PubMed ZURICH ABSTRACTS Current problems in electrophotography Third European Colloquium at Zurich, Aug. Now published in full as Berg, W. F., and Hauffe, K., , q.v. The author, who has already written an excellent book on conventional mammography, based this monograph on his experience in xeroradiography of the breast. Once screening was shown to save lives, radiologists did not rest, and there have been significant advances in breast cancer detection over the decades. The plain film, high-dose technique of the s, used in the first randomized controlled trial of screening, was replaced by xeroradiography, leading to a major improvement in cancer. D Xeroradiography is a type of X-ray imaging in which a picture of the body is recorded on paper rather than on film. In this technique, a plate of selenium, which rests on a thin layer of aluminium oxide, is charged uniformly by passing it in front of a scorotron. The process was developed by engineer Dr. Robert C. McMaster in

The monograph is especially timely because the Xerox Corporation has recently developed a compact unit for the purposes of breast xeroradiography, which is now available commercially. Several early brief chapters dwell on historical and technical aspects; the major portion of the book is oriented clinically, with a concise discussion of first benign, then malignant breast conditions. Xeroradiography was performed on 21, new patients referred over a 5 1/2-year period. For purposes of analysis, mammograms reported as "benign" or "follow-up suggested" were considered negative and those reported as "suspicious" or "strongly suggestive of cancer" were considered positive. All patients were followed up for 12 months. Xeroradiography is a newer method and not widely used because of technical difficulties, although possibly it has some advantages over mammography. It affords a unique image of the entire breast including the skin in a single exposure. Differing densities are shown with edge‐like sharpness in a . Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by page.