Magnification view (mammography)

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. 


Breast imaging and pathology
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rID: 16209
System: Breast
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Magnification views
  • Air gap view

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