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Walter Vogel
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Refined Mammograms to Enhance Breast Cancer Diagnosis


In the 1920s, the German scientist Walter Vogel demonstrated that X-Rays could detect breast cancer.

In the United States about 200,000 women get breast cancer each year, resulting in 40,000 deaths-500,000 deaths worldwide. Because breast cancer can spread before any symptoms appear, scientists have long sought ways to screen for it. Vogel showed that X-Rays of the breasts could detect the difference between cancerous and noncancerous tissues. His work was published in 1932 and the detailed information is still considered useful to scientists who diagnose cancer.
 
Mammogram technology for breast cancer screening has been in widespread use ever since and has contributed to early detection of breast cancer, saving over 1.6 million lives.


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Book Rags overview of mammography referencing Vogel:
http://www.bookrags.com/research/mammography-woi/

discoveriesinmedicine.com history of mammography, referencing Vogel:
http://www.discoveriesinmedicine.com/Hu-Mor/Mammography.html

faqs.org history of mammography, referencing Vogel:
http://www.faqs.org/health/topics/11/Mammography.html




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Mammograms


Stafford Warren
A pioneer in breast cancer surgery, using fluoroscopes to distinguish cancerous tissue.
Charles Gros
His techniques greatly enhanced mammogram's effectiveness.
Raul Leborgne
His breast compression technique enhanced mammogram images.
Albert Salomon
He was the very first to use x-rays to study breast cancer.
Jacob Gershon-Cohen
First advocate for using mammograms to detect breast cancer.



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