Preface

This Report supersedes NCRP Report No. 85, Mammography— A User's Guide. It represents a significant expansion of the original work by providing more relevant technical and clinical information on the practice of mammography. Financial support was provided by the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI Grant Number R24 CA74296-05). The contents are the sole responsibility of NCRP and do not necessarily represent the official views of ACS, NCI or the National Institutes of Health. This Report was prepared by NCRP Scientific Committee 72 on Radiation Protection in Mammography. Serving on Scientific Committee 72 were:

Lawrence N. Rothenberg, Chairman Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, New York

Members

Stephen A. Feig

University of California

School of Medicine Irvine, California

John L. McCrohan

Center for Devices and

Radiological Health Rockville, Maryland

Arthur G. Haus

Delaware, Ohio

Edward A. Sickles

University of California School of Medicine San Francisco, California

Martin J. Yaffe

Sunnybrook and Women's

R. Edward Hendrick

Northwestern University

Medical School Chicago, Illinois

Health Sciences Centre University of Toronto Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Geoffrey R. Howe

Columbia University

Wende W. Logan-Young

The Elizabeth Wende Breast

Clinic Rochester, New York

School of Public Health New York, New York

NCRP Secretariat William M. Beckner, Consultant (2004) Arthur G. Haus, Consultant (2000-2003) James A. Spahn, Jr., Senior Staff Scientist (1991-1999) Cindy L. O'Brien, Managing Editor David A. Schauer, Executive Director

The Council wishes to thank Dr. Ellen B. Mendelson, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, for reviewing and updating Section 8.1, Ultrasound and Dr. Jean Paquelet, Grant Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio, for reviewing Section 2.

The Council also wishes to express its appreciation to the Committee members for the time and effort devoted to the preparation of this Report.

Thomas S. Tenforde President

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