Breast Ultrasound / Edition 1

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This volume is a complete and definitive guide to performing and interpreting breast ultrasound examinations. The book explains every aspect of the examination in detail—from equipment selection and examining techniques, to correlations between sonographic and mammographic findings, to precise characterization of sonographic abnormalities. Complementing the text are more than 1,500 illustrations, including ultrasound scans, corresponding mammographic images, and diagrams of key aspects of the examination.

Dr. Stavros thoroughly explains the physics of breast ultrasound and the special probes and other equipment needed to produce high-resolution images of breast tissue. Chapters on breast ultrasound anatomy demonstrate the anatomic detail that can be seen on current equipment and correlate sonographic and mammographic anatomic features. Subsequent chapters describe examination procedures for evaluating specific abnormalities and detail the distinguishing features of different cystic and solid breast lesions. Also included is a chapter on Doppler characterization of breast lesions.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christine M Bliven, MD (University of Colorado Health Sciences Center)
Description: This comprehensive reference predominantly addresses evaluation of mammographic and palpable abnormalities in the breasts using sonography. Sonographic investigation of breast implants, the male breast, ultrasound-guided intervention, and the surgically altered breast are also covered.
Purpose: The author's goal for this book is to educate radiologists and sonographers in earlier recognition of breast cancer using sonography. He also describes sonographic diagnosis of benign disease to limit unnecessary biopsies. Histopathologic correlation is emphasized, so the book is also valuable for breast pathologists and breast surgeons.
Audience: This is an important reference for practicing physicians, radiology residents, sonographers, and mammography technologists who perform breast ultrasound. I agree with the author that not only radiologists, but also breast pathologists and surgeons will benefit. The author is a well-known authority in diagnostic ultrasound.
Features: The book emphasizes normal anatomy and histopathology of the breast to better correlate sonographic findings with various anatomic changes. It is liberally illustrated with high quality drawings, anatomic photomicrographs, and sonographic images. Mammographic images are also provided, since most patients undergoing breast ultrasound first have diagnostic mammography. Also included are highly informative sections on sonographic evaluation of implants, nipple discharge, axillary and internal mammary lymph nodes, and the male breast. Ultrasound-guided intervention and Doppler evaluation are covered in separate chapters.
Assessment: This is the most comprehensive book available on breast ultrasound. Sonographic equipment has rapidly improved in quality; the ultrasound images in this book are all up to date. References for each topic are extensive and include classic papers as well as recent citations. This is an outstanding reference and a valuable addition to every clinic where sonographic evaluation of the breast is performed.

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780397516247
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 12/15/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 864
  • Sales rank: 715,539
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to Breast Ultrasound: Goals and Indications

Chapter 2 Breast Ultrasound Equipment Requirements

Chapter 3 Breast Ultrasound Technique

Chapter 4 Breast Ultrasound Anatomy

Chapter 5 Targeted Indication -- Palpable Abnormalities Correlating Clinical Findings with Ultrasound Findings

Chapter 6 Target Indication -- Mammographic Abnormality

Chapter 7 Nontargeted Indications for Breast Ultrasound

Chapter 8 Nontargeted Indication – Evaluation of Breast Secretions and/or Nipple Discharge and Intraductal Papillary Lesions of the Breast.

Chapter 9 Non-targeted Indications -- Evaluation of the Patient with Mammary Implants

Chapter 10 Sonographic Evaluation of Cystic Structures in the Breast

Chapter 11 Specific complex cystic abnormalities of the breast (which may be complex cystic through only part of their existence)

Chapter 12 Solid Breast Nodules – Distinguishing Benign from Malignant

Chapter 13 Benign Solid Nodules – Specific Types

Chapter 14 Malignant Solid Breast Nodules—Specific Types

Chapter 15 Atypical or premalignant breast lesions – specific types

Chapter 16 Sonography of the male breast

Chapter 17 Ultrasound guided needle procedures of the breast

Chapter 18 Sonographic evaluation the breast cancer patient after lumpectomy, mastectomy, and/or radiation

Chapter 19 Sonographic evaluation of lymph nodes and cancer staging

Chapter 20 Color Duplex Sonography of the Breast

Chapter 21 False Negative and False Positive Breast Sonographic Examinations

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