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Breast MRI is no longer the domain of specialised centres; it is now a mainstream diagnostic technique, and an understanding of its applications is essential for any clinician involved with breast imaging. The Handbook of Breast MRI provides core knowledge and clinical guidelines for performing breast MRI in everyday practice. Introductory chapters on breast MRI basics, anatomy and pathology are followed by detailed chapters on the use of MRI in screening, staging, problem-solving and MRI-guided interventions, each containing diagnostic algorithms, tables and lists for quick access to key diagnostic information. Each chapter also contains a selection of self testing questions, and numerous Appendices concisely summarise tumour classification and current breast cancer treatment options. The Handbook of Breast MRI is an invaluable practical diagnostic resource for radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and all clinicians involved in breast cancer management. Features • A practical clinical handbook providing the essential knowledge and clinical guidelines required to perform breast MRI in everyday practice • Contains diagnostic algorithms, tables and lists for quick access to key diagnostic information • Each chapter contains a selection of self testing questions Table of Contents Foreword List of abbreviations Glossary of terms 1. Basics of breast MRI 2. Imaging-related anatomy and pathology 3. Interpreting breast MRI studies 4. MR-guided biopsy techniques 5. High risk screening using breast MRI 6. Pre-operative staging of breast cancer with MRI 7. Problem solving applications of breast MRI 8. MRI after breast augmentation Answers to multiple choice questions Appendices: i. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis ii. Sensitivity and specificity iii. TNM classification iv. Overview of surgical procedures v. Overview of radiation therapy vi. Overview of systemic therapy vii. Breast cancer genes and genetic testing viii. Primary prevention strategies for high-risk women Index.
Cambridge University Press
November 17, 2011
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