Approaches to Dose Reduction in Women’s Health
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. More than 10% can expect some manifestation of the disease during their lifetime. Although earlier detection and better treatment may have reduced mortality in recent years, 30% of women with breast cancer will still die from the disease. But several randomized controlled clinical trials have proven that mammography screening can reduce breast cancer mortality.
X-ray mammography is the gold standard of investigational procedures. Digital mammography has improved diagnostics, especially in younger women and in women with dense breasts. In most countries, screening programs have been established in order to support early breast cancer detection. The right balance between patient radiation dose and high image quality for diagnostic confidence is of the most importance.