Through a case-based approach, this book illustrates the best practices for all facets of breast cancer imaging – from screening of asymptomatic patients to cancer staging, identifying metastases, and assessing efficacy of treatment – in a succinct, practical source. Contributing authors from a wide range of subspecialties provide well-rounded guidance to meet the needs of today’s multidisciplinary work environment.
- 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.
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
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
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
1. Palpable axillary IDC, presenting as a growing mammographic mass simulating a lymph node
2. Palpable lump presenting as malignant microcalcifications
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Director, Body MRI, Scripps Green Hospital; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiology, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Attending Radiologist, Director, Breast Imaging Education, Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Cancer
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