Evaluation of Dosimetric Properties in Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) - Development of a New Dose Index

Chiara Sottocornola, Antonio Traino, Patrizio Barca, Giacomo Aringhieri, Carolina Marini, Alessandra Retico, Davide Caramella, Maria Evelina Fantacci

Abstract

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, constituting 29% of all cancers related to the female population. In this context, Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) is the reference imaging technique for breast cancer early detection and diagnosis and it is widely employed in screening programs. Therefore, the absorbed radiation dose for each examination shall be evaluated in order to ensure proper radiation exposures for the patient. In addition, the new European Directive 59/2013/EURATOM requires that dosimetric data referred to the radiation exposure should be inserted in the radiological report. For these reasons, we designed a multidisciplinary research project with the intention of realizing and validating a new method for calculating the Average Absorbed Breast Dose (2ABD) by the patient during a mammography procedure. The innovative aspect regards the availability of a quantitative and personalized dosimetric parameter, providing an index that is patient-specific rather than related to the X-ray machine output, directly related to the risk of radiation. Specifically, in this work we present our scientific approach as well as the initial results.

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Sottocornola C., Traino A., Barca P., Aringhieri G., Marini C., Retico A., Caramella D. and Fantacci M. (2018). Evaluation of Dosimetric Properties in Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) - Development of a New Dose Index.In Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES, ISBN 978-989-758-277-6, pages 212-217. DOI: 10.5220/0006644302120217


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@conference{biodevices18,
author={Chiara Sottocornola and Antonio Traino and Patrizio Barca and Giacomo Aringhieri and Carolina Marini and Alessandra Retico and Davide Caramella and Maria Evelina Fantacci},
title={Evaluation of Dosimetric Properties in Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) - Development of a New Dose Index},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,},
year={2018},
pages={212-217},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006644302120217},
isbn={978-989-758-277-6},
}


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TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies - Volume 1: BIODEVICES,
TI - Evaluation of Dosimetric Properties in Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) - Development of a New Dose Index
SN - 978-989-758-277-6
AU - Sottocornola C.
AU - Traino A.
AU - Barca P.
AU - Aringhieri G.
AU - Marini C.
AU - Retico A.
AU - Caramella D.
AU - Fantacci M.
PY - 2018
SP - 212
EP - 217
DO - 10.5220/0006644302120217