Early detection is our most effective means for reducing the number of
unnecessary deaths caused by breast cancer; however, the lack of skilled
mammographic readings, especially in early stage breast cancer, makes this a
less effective tool than it could be. In this book, one of the world's most
renowned mammographers shares his decades of experience in the analysis and
interpretation of mammographic images.
With Dr. Tabar's clear procedures and expert guidance, you will learn to
discern the most subtle of pathologic changes to ensure that patients receive
optimal and timely treatment. You will also improve your ability to recognize
the full range of normal anatomic variability, avoiding unnecessary additional
imaging and interventional procedures.
This book contains more than 1,600 high-definition images, many in
full-color, to demonstrate anatomic structures, variations in normal tissue, and
difficult-to-identify abnormalities. You will also appreciate clear photographs
of pathologic specimens, including subgross 3-D, and large, thin-section
histologic sections, correlated with mammographic images.
The result of more than two decades of intensive clinical experience, this is
the ultimate mammographic atlas for developing expert interpretive skills. No
radiologist or breast imager should be without this highly instructive
Contents Chapter 1. Introduction Anatomy Correlation with Histology Nodular Densities Linear Densities Homogeneous, Structureless Densities Radiolucent Areas The Parenchymal Patterns Chapter 2. Pattern I Comparative Anatomy Examples of Pathologic Lesions Calcifications Mammographically Occult Lesions in Pattern I Chapter 3. Pattern II Comparative Anatomy Examples of Pathologic Lesions Chapter 4. Pattern III Comparative Anatomy Examples of Pathologic Lesions Chapter 5. Pattern IV Comparative Anatomy Examples of Pathologic Lesions Chapter 6. Pattern V Comparative Anatomy Examples of Pathologic Lesions Chapter 7. Finding breast cancer when it is still small A new era in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer The impact of early detection on breast cancer death Factors influencing early detection A systematic method for viewing mammograms A didactic approach to the analysis of the findings A didactic approach to viewing mammograms and practice in perception and workup of findings Chapter 8. Large section histopathology of the breast Chapter 9. Mammography positioning technique MLO projection; CC view; Latero-medial horizontal-beam projection; Cleavage view