[Digital mammography: performance evaluation parameters and available systems in France]

J Radiol. 2007 Jul-Aug;88(7-8 Pt 1):933-42. doi: 10.1016/s0221-0363(07)89899-4.
[Article in French]


The purpose of this article is to review the features of digital mammography systems available in France. This article includes three parts: definition of the different components of a digital mammography system, description of different performance evaluation parameters, and review of systems currently available in France. Data from the literature as well as questionnaires from different manufacturers were used. The following vendors agreed to participate: Agfa, Fujifilm, GE Healthcare, Hologic-Lorad, IMS, Kodak, Konica Minolta, Philips, Planmed, Sectra, Siemens. For each vendor, the type of detector, type of available mammographic units and workstation, optional features (CAD), archival and printing possibilities (when vendors specifically offer dedicated solutions).

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Computer Systems
  • Equipment Design
  • France
  • Humans
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / instrumentation
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*
  • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / standards
  • Mammography / instrumentation
  • Mammography / methods*
  • Mammography / standards
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / instrumentation
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / methods*
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement / standards
  • Radiology Information Systems
  • Technology, Radiologic / instrumentation
  • Technology, Radiologic / methods
  • Technology, Radiologic / standards