Mammography: Guide to Interpreting, Reporting and Auditing by V. Lattanzio, G. Simonetti, C. Di Maggio

By V. Lattanzio, G. Simonetti, C. Di Maggio

Breast melanoma screening via mammography has proved to be the single technique of lowering mortality from this disorder by way of up to 30-50% around the globe. despite the fact that, regardless of the common usage of screening mammography and the continually transforming into variety of examinations played each day, the translation of mammograms is still principally subjective and isn't even continuously transparent. the present terminology continues to be faraway from standardized and is frequently even irrelevant. this is often in part as a result of an absence of whole wisdom of mammographic indicators and the way to document them in transparent, right language. The center of this publication contains fine quality photographs that essentially reveal common breast beneficial properties and pathologic abnormalities, therefore supplying crucial visible aid for radiologists studying mammograms.

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Behind the areola is an irregularly shaped, circumscribed, high-density opacity, with moderately thickened and retracted areolar skin (B). The spot compression clearly shows the irregular margins. Detail of the craniocaudal projection (13) 37 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Irregular shape In an outer central position, there is an irregularly shaped circumscribed opacity of higher density than the surrounding fibroglandular tissue, with ill-defined margins (A). In a central location, an irregularly shaped circumscribed opacity with ill-defined margins is visible, of the same density as the surrounding tissue (B).

Radiolucent rim almost completely enclosing the mass. Density is homogeneous and markedly higher than the surrounding tissue. Mediolateral oblique projection Mediolateral oblique projection 31 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Lobulated shape A circumscribed, retroareolar lobulated opacity is visible, with sharp margins, and a radiolucent rim clearly seen posteriorly. Density markedly higher than the surrounding tissue. Craniocaudal projection, close-up Craniocaudal projection 32 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Lobulated shape A circumscribed, retroareolar lobulated opacity is visible, with sharp margins, and a radiolucent rim clearly seen posteriorly.

Craniocaudal projection 48 Lateral projection CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Equal density An ovalish opacity behind the areola, with blurred margins and low density, the same as the surrounding fibroglandular tissue, which can be seen "through" it. This pattern is highly predictive of a benign lesion. Detail of the craniocaudal projection Craniocaudal projection 49 CIRCUMSCRIBED OPACITY Equal density Bilateral ovoid opacities, in different quadrants; blurred margins, similar density to the adjacent fibroglandular tissue.

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