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Image Storage Plates, Radiography, Mammography

Definition : Radiography image storage plates including an x-ray-sensitive component (e.g., phosphor) that are designed for temporary storage of a latent image after exposure to radiation from a mammography diagnostic unit. The plates sufficiently sensitive to provide the definition needed for breast imaging and are sized to fit in cassettes designed to facilitate the plates' use and transport and to protect them from environmental light. After exposure, the plate is transferred to a reading device that produces a digital image from the latent image. Mammography image storage plates are typically used as a substitute for conventional mammography films.

Entry Terms : "Mammography Image Plates"

UMDC code : 20790

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