Calculation and Analysis of Mean Glandular Dose During a Mammogram


Dastan Khalid
Department of Physics. School of Science Education, Sulaimani



Abstract:
Mammographic density is the difference in appearance of glandular to fatty tissue in a
mammogram. Investigation in doses delivered in mammography is carried out. The Mean
Glandular Dose (MGD) is calculated and compared to the standard values. The results show the
value of MGD is comparable to some of the references, however there are very large variations
in MGD and mAs with respect to specific Compressed Breast Thickness and percent
glandularity. The results suggest a lack of understanding of radiation uses and the risks that are
involved in x-ray induced breast cancer in Sulaimani hospitals especially the Mammography
Centre.

Keywords: Mean Glandular Dose (MGD) , Mammography, Radiation Dose in Mammograhy



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