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I received numerous emails and phone calls about todays article published in Radiology May 14, 2013, Digital Mammography: Direct Outperforms Computed Radiography by Laurie Barclay, MD. So what is CR and DR mammography anyhow? A CR (computed radiography) Mammogram is an offline system using a cassette-based removable detector and an external reading device to generate the digital image. This means the mammogram image is on a cassette and then the cassette is put in to a “reader” which converts the information from the cassette to digital and then sends it to the computer reading station. DR (direct radiography) Mammogram is an online system that includes a detector as an integral part of the mammographic unit to allow reading of the