Breast Cancer: Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Guidance provides a concise, practical, and practice-based source of up-to-datediagnostic and therapeutic information for the general radiologist. In thediagnostic phase of evaluating breast disorders, the overriding considerationin the examination and assessment is to reduce false diagnoses to the absoluteminimum-a principle wholly in the interests of the patient. The particulardiagnostic pathway chosen will depend on the highly variable individual presentationsand the associated findings. A major focus of the book is the comparative valueof the various diagnostic imaging modalities. As well as discussingconventional mammography and adjunct modalities such as breast ultrasound and galactography, the text also showcases the superior utilityof contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging in providing the highest rateof detection of cancers at any stage. As well as radiological diagnosis,sections written by top specialists cover the interventional procedures forobtaining biopsies and also the surgical and medical therapy of breastcarcinoma.
Combined authors' experience of more than 100 yearsprovides this work with great depth and expertise.
Richly illustrated with almost 600images, including full color histology, patientphotographs, and hundreds of radiological studies.
BI-RADSclassification for mammography, breast ultrasound, and breast MRI.
Adjunct topics covered include screening and staging;lymph nodes; breast reconstruction; chemotherapy, also with respect toendocrine-active tumors; radiation therapy; tumors of the male breast; logistics in the breast care center; and psychosocial care.
Breast Cancer: Diagnostic Imaging and Therapeutic Guidance is certain to prove an invaluable tool for all general radiologistsinvolved in the evaluation and treatment of patients with breast cancer.
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