Magnification view (mammography)

Last revised by Dr Ian Bickle on 08 May 2020

A magnification view in mammography is performed to evaluate and count microcalcifications and its extension (as well the assessment of the borders and the tissue structures of a suspicious area or a mass) by using a magnification device which brings the breast away from the film plate and closer to the x-ray source. This allows the acquisition of magnified images (1.5x to 2x magnification) of the region of interest. 

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Cases and figures

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