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Figure 3.34: Age-Specific Incidence of Breast Cancer in Japan 58

Figure 3.35: Age-Specific Breast Cancer Incidence Rate in China 59

Figure 5.1: Tissue Superimposition Hiding Pathologies in 2D 69

Figure 5.2: Minimizing the Effects of Structure Overlapping within the Breast by 3D 69

Figure 5.3: Schematic of Tomosynthesis 70

Figure 5.4: A Suspicious Area in the 2D Mammography Image 70

Figure 5.5: The 2D Image Next to One Slice of 3D Image Set Showing a Clear Difference 71

Figure 5.6: A 2D Image with a Suspicious Area, Next to a 3D Image Set 71

Figure 5.7: Another 3D Image from the Set Showing that the Suspicious Area is Nothing More than Normal Breast Structures Overlapping 72

Figure 5.8: Detection of Micro-Papillary Type Ductal Carcinoma In Situ in 65 Year Old Woman by 3D 72

Figure 5.9: Comparison of Digital and Film-Screen Breast Images 75

Figure 5.10: X-Ray Energy Spectra for (a) a Mo Anode XRT and (b) with the Addition of 30 µm Thickness of Mo Filtration 76

Figure 5.11: A Mammographic XRT with Collimation and Breast Support 76

Figure 5.12: (a) A Large Phosphor Screen Coupled to Several OCDs Using Fiber

Optic Tapers (b) A Scanning-Slot System Where a Narrow Phosphor Screen is

Coupled by the Fiber Optics to a Few CCDs and the XRT/Detector is Scanned Across the Anatomy 77

Figure 5.13: Illustration of Scanned-Slot Digital Mammography 78

Figure 5.14: The Average MGD per Exposure for Different Models of FFDM in both Screening and Clinical Mammography 81

Figure 6.1: U.S. Mammography Units and Facilities, 2000-2011 86

Figure 6.2: Mammography Use Among Women 40 Years of Age and Over by Age in the U.S., 2000-2010 87

Figure 6.3: Percentage of Women (Aged 50-69) Who Participated in an Organized Program in the Past Two Years by Province, 2009-2010 89

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