Qualitative Research for reasonable compression in Mammography

Aya Nishimura


Recently, with the morbidity and mortality of a female breast cancer on the increase, a mammography is the conventional technique used in screening for breast cancer.

Although a mammography is very effective for diagnosing early stage breast cancer that cannot be detected by palpating, it exposes the subject to high doses of radiation. In order to reduce the exposure dosage, compression is applied to the breast area during imaging, which often causes discomfort or pain to the subject. In order to alleviate this discomfort, we are attempting to develop a new high resolution imaging technique that requires less compression on the breast area.


This research is in progress.