Mammography: Guide to Interpreting, Reporting and Auditing by V. Lattanzio;G. Simonetti

By V. Lattanzio;G. Simonetti

Breast melanoma screening through mammography has proved to be the single technique of decreasing mortality from this affliction by way of up to 30-50% around the globe. although, regardless of the common usage of screening mammography and the regularly growing to be variety of examinations played each day, the translation of mammograms is still mostly subjective and isn't even regularly transparent. the present terminology remains to be faraway from standardized and is frequently even beside the point. this is often partially as a result of an absence of whole wisdom of mammographic symptoms and the way to file them in transparent, right language. The middle of this e-book includes top of the range photos that sincerely show general breast good points and pathologic abnormalities, therefore supplying crucial visible aid for radiologists analyzing mammograms.

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Magnification view Lateral projection 52 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Mixed density An oval fat-containing mass lesion with sharp, regular margins and a radiolucent rim almost entirely enclosing it. Inside it, radiolucent areas are mixed with circumscribed opacities, looking like a "slice of salami" (fibroadenolipoma or hamartoma).

I ciail of the craniocaudal projection ( ') 39 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Sharp margins The spot compression views show examples of circumscribed opacities with sharp margins; the radiolucent rim is readily identified. Density higher than the surrounding fibroglandular tissue. 40 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Blurred nnargins The spot compression views show circumscribed opacities of different density, with completely or partially blurred margins. 41 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Blurred nnargins An ovalish circumscribed opacity with blurred margins is seen in an upper position behind the areola, with the same density as the surrounding fibroglandular tissue; equal density and blurred margins make detection very difficult in either projection.

Detail of the craniocaudal projection (A) Detail of the craniocaudal projection (B) Mediolateral oblique projection (C) 29 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Oval shape Circumscribed retroareolar oval opacity with well-defined margins. Radiolucent rim completely surrounding the mass. Craniocaudal projection 30 Craniocaudal projection CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Oval shape Elliptical opacity, with sharp margins. Radiolucent rim almost completely enclosing the mass. Density is homogeneous and markedly higher than the surrounding tissue.

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