Breast, Mammography, Technical aspects, Screening, Cancer
D. Christiaens1, M. van Lier2, B. Claikens1; 1Ostend/BE, 2Amsterdam/NL
Methods and materials
A retrospective study of mammograms was executed in 100 participants of the Belgian population-based screening (50-69 years old).
The mammographic screening examinations of 2016 used a conventional compression paddle on the mammography system (FSCM).
we introduced a newly developed compression paddle with a real-time pressure indicator (PSCM).
We compared the DICOM data per patient before (2016) and after (2018) the introduction of a pressure-standardized compression mammography (PSCM).
We retrospective obtained compression force,
breast contact area,
mean compression pressure (force divided by contact area) and mean glandular dose from current and prior mammograms.
All patients were asked for their current pain experience compared to the last screening exam.
Statistical significance was tested with a paired t-test.