The digital mammography system evaluated here is a digital full-field phase contrast mammography (PCM) system that employs a practical molybdenum x-ray tube with a 0.1mm focal spot size. By using custom apparatus to position 14"x17" photostimulable phosphor plate 49cm from the object, a distance of 65cm was obtained between the object and the focal spot of the x-ray tube. A plate optimized for the PCM system acquired images magnified 1.75 times with a 14"x17" and was scanned at a sampling pitch of 43.75μm by using a CR system. The diagnostic images were reduced in printing to actual object size with a pixel size of 25μm on 8"x10" dry-processed film with a maximum density of 4. This study compares the performance of the system with that of a usual contact CR mammography system.