Digital mammo holds edge over screen-film

May 15, 2002

Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) has a slight edge over conventional screen-film systems when characterizing microcalcifications, according to German researchers. FFDM came out on top when compared to screen-film mammograms of patients with

Full-field digital mammography (FFDM) has a slight edge over conventional screen-film systems when characterizing microcalcifications, according to German researchers. FFDM came out on top when compared to screen-film mammograms of patients with microcalcification clusters in 50% of the cases examined at the Georg-August University Goettingen. Subsequent histopathological analysis documented that FFDM is more sensitive and reliable than screen-film mammography in detecting and describing the clusters.