Calculation and Analysis of Mean Glandular Dose During a Mammogram


  • Dastan Khalid Department of Physics, School of Science Education, Sulaimani, Kurdistan Region, Iraq. Author



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


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.


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Calculation and Analysis of Mean Glandular Dose During a Mammogram. (2014). Journal of Zankoy Sulaimani - Part A, 16(3), 13-19.