Practical digital mammography by Beverly Hashimoto

By Beverly Hashimoto

Practical electronic Mammography offers breast imagers with a scientific,
problem-solving method of detecting and assessing the main sophisticated indicators of breast melanoma malignancies.
The booklet opens with concise assurance of the basics, together with physics, gear, and common anatomy.
Separate chapters offer basic descriptions and transparent illustrations of the electronic mammographic
characteristics of benign and malignant calcifications, plenty, asymmetry, and architectural distortion.
The writer offers the medical workup of the main tricky mammographic findings and offers innovations
about the optimizing the ideas for localizing every one finding.


  • 103 illustrated circumstances support readers achieve an organization
    understanding of ways to interpret electronic mammographic findings
  • Summary tables supply succinct descriptions of electronic
    mammographic findings correlated to the yank university of Radiology's BI-RAD
    assessment different types
  • Practical dialogue of the benefits of electronic
    mammography over screen-film recommendations and kit allows readers to match
    technologies and platforms
  • "Pearls and Pitfalls" assessment key issues and
    considerations With its large assurance and emphasis on scientific options, this
    book is essential for radiologists, citizens, and technologists confronting
    the demanding situations of a electronic mammographic imaging center.

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3 Imaging protocols for diagnostic mammography are more complex than screening exams. Depending on the flexibility of the digital workstation capabilities, the systematic display of diagnostic images may be problematic. In general, for a dual-monitor digital workstation, if the diagnostic examination consists of fewer than five spot compression or magnification images, then the simplest method is to display these images on one monitor and display the original two or four screening images on the second monitor.

Left breast: Normal exam. Radiologic Findings Mammography Figure 5–13╇ Mediolateral oblique (MLO) and craniocaudal (CC) views. (A) Right MLO (without scar marker), (B) right CC (without scar marker), (C) right MLO (with scar marker), and (D) right CC (with scar marker). There is a large single calcification at the 12:30 position. Current digital exam did not have scar marker. The previous digital exam scar markers clearly indicate that the calcification is related to the lumpectomy. A B–D Managementâ•… BI-RADS category 2, benign finding Pathologic Diagnosis Benign Dystrophic calcification Pearls and Pitfalls ● The scar marker does not help in assessing the large single dystrophic calcification.

There is a thick, coarse linear density in the axilla that is visible only on the MLO view. (C) Left MLO mammogram. After cleaning the axilla, the linear density has disappeared, consistent with skin contamination, such as deodorant. A B Management â•… BI-RADS category 2, benign finding Pathologic Diagnosis â•… Benign Deodorant Pearls and Pitfalls ● Antiperspirants commonly contain aluminum, which may produce mammographic densities. Other skin creams containing metallic compounds, such as zinc oxide in sunscreen and tattoos, are also radiopaque.

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