A synthetic mammogram image is a 2D image created from the same dataset the digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) slices are based on. This means that only one exposure is needed to acquire both a 3D DBT and a 2D synthetic mammogram, translating into substantial dose savings and reduced acquisition time – compared to when DBT is acquired as adjunct to a conventional mammogram.
The image processing is designed in such a way that the synthesized 2D image looks similar to a conventional digital mammogram. That is why the synthetic mammogram smoothly blends into the reading workflow and also facilitates comparing current and prior examinations.
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