Breast Cancer: Early Detection with Mammography: Crushed Stone-like Calcifications: The Most Frequent Malignant Type

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Thieme, Jan 1, 2011 - Medical - 320 pages
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Praise for this book:This book should be required reading for the multidisciplinary team of physicians and health care professionals who use mammography for breast cancer detection and treatment...a landmark volume in the field of mammography.--RadiologyInternationally renowned breast cancer imagers, Laszlo Tabar and Peter B. Dean, and the eminent breast pathologist, Tibor Tot, distill decades of clinical expertise in this new volume covering the most frequently occurring malignant type of calcifications: the pleomorphic, crushed stone-like calcifications. The book presents a systematic approach to using mammographic features to distinguish different subtypes of breast diseases originating within the terminal ductal lobular unit (TDLU). More than 800 images demonstrate abnormal findings with superb clarity, providing a state-of-the-art visual reference for interpreting mammograms in the clinical setting. Features:
  • Concise descriptions of mammographic and MRI findings correlated with high-quality histopathologic images to provide a reliable guide for accurate diagnosis and differential diagnosis, as well as prognostic classification
  • Extensive coverage of all aspects of the benign differential diagnostic counterparts of pleomorphic calcifications, including fibrocystic change, fibroadenoma, and papilloma
  • Straightforward discussion of terminology based on a thorough analysis of subgross anatomy, 3D histologic features, and long-term disease outcomes
  • 3D viewing glasses enclosed in the book for perceiving specially marked images in their true three-dimensional form
  • This book is ideal for all breast imagers and breast pathologists, as well as for surgeons and oncologists specializing in breast diseases. For the radiologist, this book is an indispensable reference for harnessing the power of mammography to detect breast cancer at the earliest stages possible.
     

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    Contents

    One or Two Clusters of Crushed Stonelike Calcifications
    21
    The Mammographic Finding Represents Group 1B Contiguous and Extensive Disease
    46
    Multiple Clusters of Crushed Stonelike Calcifications on the Mammogram
    93
    Multiple Foci on Histology with Group 2B Contiguous and Extensive Disease
    157
    Differential Diagnosis of Breast Diseases Producing Clustered Discernible
    211
    Demonstration of the Bilateral Extensive
    220
    References
    308
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    About the author (2011)

    Professor of Radiology, University of Uppsala School of Medicine, and Director, Dept. of Mammography, Central Hospital, Falun, Sweden

    Associate Professor of Pathology, University of Uppsala School of Medicine, and Chairman, Dept. of Pathology and Clinical Cytology, Central Hospital, Falun, Sweden

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