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    Mammography is specialized medical imaging that uses a low-dose x-ray system to see inside the breasts. It aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women. It is used as a screening tool to detect early breast cancer in women experiencing no symptoms. They can also be used to detect and diagnose breast disease in women experiencing symptoms such as a lump, pain, skin dimpling or nipple discharge. It is the preferred screening examination for breast cancer as it is widely available, well-tolerated and inexpensive. Screening Mammography Mammography plays a central part in early detection of breast cancers because it can show changes in the breast up to two years before a patient or physician can feel them. Current guidelines by the American Cancer Society, the American College of Radiology, the American College of Surgeons, and the American…

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    The National Health Service breast screening programme (NHSBSP) was introduced in 1988 with the aim to decrease the incidence and mortality rate of breast cancer (1). Mammography is the primary diagnostic tool of the NHSBP and is offered to women every 3 years (2). Originally screening was available to woman aged 50-64, this was extended to 50-70 in 2003. In England a further extension to the screening age is being rolled out (47-73, (1). The extension of the effective age bracket makes …

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    Essay plan Introduction - it is a question why some women refuse to accept invitation for breast cancer screening Body Global incidence - cancer as a second most common type of cancer -high rate of breast cancer in high income countries Breast compression - why is necessary, mammography process explanation Risk factors – age - cancer increases with age and why -genetic factor-breast cancer in the family Advantages of breast cancer…

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    I am exploring the profession of Mammography. After completing my Associate 's Degree through Northwestern State University and completing the Radiologic Technology program at Baton Rouge General Hospital, I plan to continue my education and become a mammography technologist. A mammography technologist examines breast tissue with medical imaging equipment. The technologist is looking for any abnormalities in the tissue. Radiologists and oncologists use these images to make a diagnosis on…

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    Mammography

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    According to Sprawls (2013: Online) the x-beam tube anode is distinctive in mammo’s though most x-beam tubes utilize tungsten as the anode material, mammography gear utilizes molybdenum anodes or in a few plans, a double material anode with an extra rhodium track. These materials are utilized in light of the fact that they deliver a trademark radiation range that is near ideal for breast imaging, this complies with the ALARA principle even though the energy of the x-ray beam is low, the manner…

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    Mammography Analysis

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    Mammography is the process of using low energy X-rays to examine the human breast. This process is used to detect undesired masses, within the breast, that lead to breast cancer. Dr. Paulos, a professor at Temple University, uses simple arithmetic to describe the efficacy rate of these mammograms without using numbers representative of actual mammography data. The article Dr. Paulos wrote regarding mammography reflects upon a number of concerns people face in getting tested for breast cancer.…

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    Significance of the Problem Breast cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths for women in the United States with a projection of 40, 450 women dying this year. Early detection is highly important for women with breast cancer because the earlier the cancer is detected the more preventable (Madadi, 2014). Mammograms are the most effective way to identify breast cancer because with an X-ray of the breast, a health professional can determine if a lump in the breast has the possibility…

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    Digital Mammography

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    Mammography enables detection of breast cancer in the early stage in which surgery may be curative. While digital mammography doe not have a statistically significance detection rate for a cancer in thin patients aged 50-69 compared to the conventional one (Skaan and Skjennald, 2004), digital mammography has a higher sensitivity in screening young woman with dense breast compared to the conventional one. (Kerlikowske et al, 2011) The increase diagnostic performance is partly cause by the ability…

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    following guidelines were reviewed: 1. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. (ACOG). Breast cancer screening. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG); 2011 Aug. 11 p. (ACOG practice bulletin; no. 122) 2. Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC). Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in average-risk women aged 40-74 years. CMAJ. 2011 Nov 22; 183 (17): 1991-2001. 3. Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute (KPCMI). Breast cancer…

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    mammograms every other year would still lead missing up to 30% of cancers. Mammography is a very important key in the diagnosis that could save numerous lives, but there is several controversies we will be discussing that comes along with it. A mammogram is simply an x-ray of the breast. There are…

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