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Detect and identify breast lesions at the earliest possible stage with Making the Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Breast Imaging. Dr. Jennifer Harvey and Dr. David E. March utilize a practical, case-based approach to help you select and make optimal use of today's imaging options.

Learn the right questions to ask when viewing a mammogram, MRI, or ultrasound.
Zero in on the key information you need to know ...

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Detect and identify breast lesions at the earliest possible stage with Making the Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Breast Imaging. Dr. Jennifer Harvey and Dr. David E. March utilize a practical, case-based approach to help you select and make optimal use of today's imaging options.

Learn the right questions to ask when viewing a mammogram, MRI, or ultrasound.
Zero in on the key information you need to know with highly templated, concise chapters followed by case studies that reinforce and expand your knowledge.
Distinguish normal variants and lookalike lesions from cancer thanks to expert, highly visual guidance on all relevant imaging modalities.
Interpret the findings you're likely to see in practice with the aid of high-quality images, enhanced with arrows and labels to help you recognize and identify suspicious lesions.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book attempts to cover all aspects of breast imaging, with the inclusion of sections on postioning. technical quality and physics, as well as the interpretation of screening and symptomatic mammography...The book is well laid out, with each chapter offering the necessary information and a clearly presented summary of key points... This book would be a useful addition to any breast screening unit, offering a helpful resource to trainee specialist radiologists and advanced practitioner radiographer...I would recommend this textbook as a useful resource for a wide audience."

RAD, Nov 2013

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Reviewer: Bennett S. Greenspan, MD, MS (Medical College of Georgia)
Description: With the goal of improving breast cancer detection and diagnosis, this book provides practical information on breast imaging.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide practical information for radiologists who interpret breast studies and for trainees to help them improve the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. It stresses learning the right questions to ask about all of the available imaging modalities and provides key information and guidance on interpreting findings that are likely to be encountered in clinical practice.
Audience: The audience is radiologists who interpret breast imaging studies, including general radiologists and those who subspecialize in other areas but also provide interpretations of these studies. It is also intended for residents and fellows in breast imaging.
Features: Beginning with the approach and technique, the book covers the basics of obtaining adequate images and the physical principles that contribute to providing high quality images. Subsequent sections cover findings on mammography, screening exams, diagnostic exams and management, postoperative studies, and interventional techniques. The book is superbly arranged for providing guidance on the full range of breast imaging studies. The key points and the cases at the end of each chapter are particularly helpful in driving home understanding of the material. While the book clearly emphasizes mammography, it also covers breast ultrasound and MRI well, particularly with the cases at the end of each chapter. Image quality is also superb.
Assessment: This book provides superb guidance for the interpretation of breast imaging studies for those interpreting physicians who are not subspecialists in breast imaging as well as for trainees in breast imaging. It fills an important niche in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455722846
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 6/4/2013
  • Pages: 584
  • Sales rank: 1,442,927
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Approach and Technique

1. The First Question

2. Physics Facts that WILL Improve Your Images

3. Screening Mammography 101 and Beyond

4. The Recalled Patient: Now What?

Section II: Findings on Mammography

5. Breast Anatomy and Physiology: Recognizing Normal Changes

6. Calcifications Made Easy

7. Management of Masses: BI-RADS 2, 3, or 4?

8. Multiple Masses

9. Architectural Distortion

10. Mammographic Asymmetries

11. Expanding the Differential Diagnosis: Going Beyond IDC-NOS

Section III: Screening Detection

12. Finding Cancers in Dense Tissue

13. Measuring and Managing Breast Cancer Risk

Section IV: Diagnostic Examinations and Management

14. The Painful and the Palpable

15. Evaluation of Nipple Discharge

16. The Male Breast

17. Imaging the Patient with Breast Cancer

Section V: Postoperative Studies

18. The Postoperative Breast

19. Evaluating Women with Implants

Section VI: Interventions

20. Breast Needle Biopsy: Tips for Challenging Cases

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