Breast Cancer Imaging

1st Edition

A Multidisciplinary, Multimodality Approach

Authors:

  • Marie Tartar
  • Christopher Comstock
  • Michael Kipper
  • Key Features

    • Presents multidisciplinary discussions on the advantages and/or limitations of all available modalities.
    • Includes advice from leading experts on cross-sectional imaging, breast imaging, and PET/CT, with input from radiation oncology, medical oncology, and breast surgery, to span the complete spectrum of care from screening to diagnosis to treatment, reflecting today’s team approach to patient care.
    • Covers all imaging modalities to help you correlate disease presentations on mammography, CT, MR, US, and PET images.
    • Offers a very practical, clinical, concise approach to the subject in a case-based format.
    • Provides over 1,000 high-resolution images of disease appearance for comparison with the findings you encounter in your practice.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Screening for breast cancer in asymptomatic patients
    by Chris Comstock, MD and Marie Tartar, MD


    Case 1: Breast cancer presenting as a small new mass on mammography
    Case 2: Breast cancer presenting as a new mass on mammography
    Case 3: Breast cancer presenting as a new spiculated mass on mammography
    Case 4: Breast cancer presenting as a small growing mass in the axilla
    Case 5: IDC presenting as a small growing mass
    Case 6: Small growing breast cancer presenting as a contour change on mammography
    Case 7: Breast cancer presenting as a largely obscured mass in dense breast tissue
    Case 8: Slowing growing microlobulated colloid carcinoma (benign looking
    growing mass)
    Case 9: Breast cancer presenting as a new posterior mass on mammography: importance of inclusion of posterior breast tissue on mammography
    Case 10: DCIS presenting as a microcalcification cluster
    Case 11” DCIS presenting as multiple microcalcification clusters along a ductal ray
    Case 12: Breast cancer presenting as architectural distortion in extremely dense breasts
    Case 13: ILC presenting as growing amorphous density
    Case 14: Small cancer in implant patient, well seen only on implant displaced
    views
    Case 15: Importance of complete work-up of new mammographic masses
    Case 16: MRI high risk screening for occult breast cancer
    Case 17: MRI high risk screening for occult breast cancer
    Case 18: Breast cancer presenting as a growing small mass on screening MRI
    Case 19: CT identification of unknown breast cancer in an asymptomatic patient
    Case 20: PET identification of occult breast cancer in an asymptomatic patient



    Chapter 2: Evaluation of the symptomatic patient: Diagnostic breast imaging

    Cases:
    1. Palpable axillary IDC, presenting as a growing mammographic mass simulating a lymph node
    2. Palpable lump presenting as malignant microcalcifications

    Details

    No. of pages:
    632
    Language:
    English
    Copyright:
    © 2009
    Published:
    Imprint:
    Mosby
    Print ISBN:
    9780323046770
    Electronic ISBN:
    9780323076180

    About the authors

    Marie Tartar

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Body MRI, Scripps Green Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA

    Christopher Comstock

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Attending Radiologist, Director, Breast Imaging Education, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Cancer

    Michael Kipper

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director of PET/CT and Nuclear Services, Pacific Imaging and Treatment Center, Mission Viejo, CA; Associate Professor of Radiology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA