Making the Diagnosis: A Practical Guide to Breast Imaging

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  • Jennifer Harvey, MD, FACR, Director, Division of Breast Imaging, Co-Director, University of Virginis Breast Care Program, Professor of Radiology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
  • David March, MD, Director of Breast Imaging, Radiology & Imaging Inc. and Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts; Assistant Professor of Radiology, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

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.
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Book information

  • Published: May 2013
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-1-4557-2284-6


"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

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