Patent Number: 6,480,566

Title: Method and apparatus for mammography

Abstract: Method and apparatus for medical radiology and, in particular, galactography in the field of mammography. The method of obtaining radiological images in galactography comprises acquiring of a first radiological image of the breast in a compressed state: introducing a contrast medium in a part of the breast; acquiring at least a second radiological image of the breast in the compressed state and with contrast medium; and partial or complete subtraction of the first image in relation to the second image, or vice versa. An apparatus for use of the method comprises means for maintaining a breast compressed or immobilized and means for holding a catheter or the like for introducing a contrast medium in the breast.

Inventors: Muller; Serge (Guyancourt, FR), Rick; Andreas (Plaisir, FR), Saladin; Jean-Pierre (Bagneux, FR)

Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company LLC

International Classification: A61B 6/00 (20060101); A61B 006/04 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019