Mammography [electronic resource] : guide to interpreting, reporting, and auditing mammographic images : Re.Co.R.M. /
V. Lattanzio, G. Simonetti ; preface by Cosimo Di Maggio ; [translation by Athina Papa, Lorena Rossi, Tiziana Turzi].
Berlin ; New York : Springer, c2005.
xiii, 277 p. : ill.
3540200185, 9783540200185
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Breast cancer screening by mammography has proved to be the only means of reducing mortality from this disease by as much as 30-50% worldwide. However, despite the widespread utilization of screening mammography and the constantly growing number of examinations performed every day, the interpretation of mammograms remains largely subjective and is not even always clear. The current terminology is still far from standardized and is often even inappropriate. This is partly because of a lack of complete knowledge of mammographic signs and how to report them in clear, correct language. The core of this book consists of high-quality images that clearly demonstrate normal breast features and pathologic abnormalities, thus providing essential visual support for radiologists interpreting mammograms.
Table of Contents
Mammography terminologyp. 1
The normal breastp. 3
Radiological anatomy of the breastp. 4
Variations of normalp. 11
Mammographic signsp. 23
Opacityp. 25
Architectural distortionp. 81
Calcificationsp. 97
Radiolucencyp. 227
Asymmetryp. 235
Focal asymmetric densityp. 239
Skin thickening and retractionp. 243
Oedemap. 247
Asymmetrically dilated ductsp. 253
Interpreting and reportigp. 255
Interpretationp. 256
Communication and languagep. 260
The Re.Co.R.M. diagnostic assessment categoriesp. 266
Mammography auditp. 269
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