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Breast Cancer Research

Volume 4 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2002

Open Access

Evaluation of the need for magnification views in the assessment of calcification in computerised mammography

  • G Wivell1,
  • R Hiscock1,
  • M Trotter1,
  • M Shaw1,
  • J Pilling1 and
  • ERE Denton1
Breast Cancer Research20024(Suppl 1):57

Published: 1 July 2002


Cancer ResearchGeneral ElectricTest ToolBreast CalcificationComputer Console

Magnification views are routinely used for the assessment of breast calcification. Computerised radiography may eliminate the need for magnification views as such images can be magnified on the computer console. This study evaluates the additional information gained from computerised magnification views in the mammographic workup of 100 women presenting with calcification on screening or follow-up mammography. The ability of our Fuji computerised radiography with General Electric's PACS equipment to display standard mammographic test tools (TORMAS and TORMAM) is also evaluated.

Authors’ Affiliations

Breast Imaging Department, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Trust, Norwich, UK


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