Breast Imaging - Original Article

Performance tests for mammographic film-screen combinations: use of absolute techniques


  • Doğan Bor
  • Kerime Akdur

Received Date: 23.01.2013 Accepted Date: 21.02.2013 Diagn Interv Radiol 2013;19(5):360-370


A performance comparison of film-screen combination used in mammography was conducted using conventional and new techniques.


Considering the image quality scores from three observers and the radiation doses obtained from the speed measurements, eight combinations were selected as being optimal. Only three of the mammographic film screen combinations in this group were the recommendations of manufacturers.


The total performance phantom can be effectively used for the qualitative check of image and provide speed information for mammographic film-screen combinations comparable to sensitometric techniques.