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Overview

Breast MRI: A Comprehensive Imaging Guide is one of the latest titles in Amirsys's Specialty Imaging series. It showcases over 1,000 high-quality images relevant to a wide range of breast health issues, making this the ultimate breast imaging reference. Each of the most important diagnoses is thoroughly illustrated, cataloging not only classic but also variant appearances found in the breast. Concise captions and carefully placed labels help make each image informative for both the expert and novice radiologist. Succinct, bulleted text provides essential information on terminology, anatomy-based imaging issues, MR features, differential diagnosis, and clinical considerations.

Breast MRI: A Comprehensive Imaging Guide will undoubtedly find a prominent place on the bookshelves of anyone involved in breast imaging.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Dana Smetherman, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is essentially an atlas of MR imaging findings, organized according to the criteria of the ACR BI-RADS lexicon.
Purpose: The book aims to provide a guideline for breast imagers trying to standardize their observation and reporting of MRI findings in breast disease — a worthy and important goal.
Audience: The intended audience is radiologists specializing in breast imaging, and it is written at an appropriate level for these readers.
Features: The book is organized into four broad groups — introduction, primary findings on breast MRI, associated findings on breast MRI, and special topics unique to breast MRI. The book is structured like an atlas, with little narrative text. It relies on an outline format followed by the extensive illustrations. These illustrations, the strength of the book, provide an unusually rich, complete atlas of expected MRI findings of pathological processes of the breast and should provide a very useful reference to breast imagers. Indeed, I can easily see this book residing in the reading rooms of breast imagers, frequently used as a reference as they interpret MRIs. The only potential shortcoming is the advanced level at which the text is written. It assumes a fundamental working knowledge of standard breast imaging and pathology and may not be particularly helpful to general radiologists or residents.
Assessment: This book is of uniformly high quality and fills a unique niche among the currently available references on breast imaging.
From The Critics
Reviewer: Dana Smetherman, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is essentially an atlas of MR imaging findings, organized according to the criteria of the ACR BI-RADS lexicon.
Purpose: The book aims to provide a guideline for breast imagers trying to standardize their observation and reporting of MRI findings in breast disease — a worthy and important goal.
Audience: The intended audience is radiologists specializing in breast imaging, and it is written at an appropriate level for these readers.
Features: The book is organized into four broad groups — introduction, primary findings on breast MRI, associated findings on breast MRI, and special topics unique to breast MRI. The book is structured like an atlas, with little narrative text. It relies on an outline format followed by the extensive illustrations. These illustrations, the strength of the book, provide an unusually rich, complete atlas of expected MRI findings of pathological processes of the breast and should provide a very useful reference to breast imagers. Indeed, I can easily see this book residing in the reading rooms of breast imagers, frequently used as a reference as they interpret MRIs. The only potential shortcoming is the advanced level at which the text is written. It assumes a fundamental working knowledge of standard breast imaging and pathology and may not be particularly helpful to general radiologists or residents.
Assessment: This book is of uniformly high quality and fills a unique niche among the currently available references on breast imaging.
From The Critics
Reviewer:Dana Smetherman, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description:This is essentially an atlas of MR imaging findings, organized according to the criteria of the ACR BI-RADS lexicon.
Purpose:The book aims to provide a guideline for breast imagers trying to standardize their observation and reporting of MRI findings in breast disease -- a worthy and important goal.
Audience:The intended audience is radiologists specializing in breast imaging, and it is written at an appropriate level for these readers.
Features:The book is organized into four broad groups -- introduction, primary findings on breast MRI, associated findings on breast MRI, and special topics unique to breast MRI. The book is structured like an atlas, with little narrative text. It relies on an outline format followed by the extensive illustrations. These illustrations, the strength of the book, provide an unusually rich, complete atlas of expected MRI findings of pathological processes of the breast and should provide a very useful reference to breast imagers. Indeed, I can easily see this book residing in the reading rooms of breast imagers, frequently used as a reference as they interpret MRIs. The only potential shortcoming is the advanced level at which the text is written. It assumes a fundamental working knowledge of standard breast imaging and pathology and may not be particularly helpful to general radiologists or residents.
Assessment:This book is of uniformly high quality and fills a unique niche among the currently available references on breast imaging.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781931884174
  • Publisher: Amirsys, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/2009
  • Pages: 700
  • Sales rank: 500,122
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW

Indications

Technical Considerations and Artifacts

BI-RADS Lexicon, Interpretation, Final Assessment

Kinetic Curves

Imaging Follow-Up and Recommendations

ENHANCEMENT PATTERNS AND MORPHOLOGY

Mass Enhancement Morphology

Mass Shape
Mass Shape: Round/Oval
Mass Shape: Lobulated
Mass Shape: Irregular

Mass Margins
Mass Margins: Smooth
Mass Margins: Irregular
Mass Margins: Spiculated

Mass Internal Enhancement
Mass Internal Enhancement: Homogeneous
Mass Internal Enhancement: Heterogeneous
Rim Enhancement
Nonenhancing Internal Septations
Enhancing Septations and Central Enhancement

Non-Mass-Like Enhancement (NMLE)

Focus/Foci
Focus/Foci of Enhancement

Distribution
NMLE: Focal Area
NMLE: Ductal/Linear
NMLE: Segmental
NMLE: Regional and Multiple Regions
NMLE: Diffuse, Background Enhancement

Internal Enhancement Patterns
NMLE: Heterogeneous
NMLE: Clumped
NMLE: Other Patterns

ASSOCIATED FINDINGS

Findings Associated with Malignancy

Lymphadenopathy

Nipple and Skin Findings

Pectoralis Muscle/Chest Wall Invasion

Frequently Encountered Benign Findings

Pre-Contrast High T1 and/or T2 Signal

Hormone Effects

ALTERED STATES

Post-Treatment/Intervention

Tumor Response to Primary Chemotherapy

Post-Lumpectomy and Radiation Changes

Lumpectomy with Positive Margins

Reconstruction Flaps

Implants and Cosmetic Injection

Implants, Silicone and Saline

Cosmetic Injection

NEWER DEVELOPMENTS IN BREAST MRI

Spectroscopy

Spectroscopy of the Breast

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