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Practical MR Mammography

High-Resolution MRI of the Breast


Format: Hardback
ISBN: 9783132431935
Publication Date: April 2012

A practical, systematic guide to performing and evaluating high-quality breast MRI from one of the world's leading authorities

High-resolution MR mammography is superior to all other breast imaging modalities for the detection of invasive and intraductal breast cancer forms. It plays an important role in the early detection of breast cancer and in the more eff ective evaluation of breast disease, and has proven to be a reliable method for staging and follow-up after a breast cancer diagnosis. Since there are now dedicated materials available for the performance of percutaneous MRI-guided needle biopsies, it is also possible to obtain a histologic diagnosis of findings that are only detected on MRI. The completely revised and expanded second edition of Practical MR Mammography sets out to cover these thematic and technical developments.

Key Features:

  • Goal-oriented didactic structure throughout: When should breast MRI be performed? How does one proceed during the examination? How does one arrive at a diagnosis precisely and reliably? How can mistakes be avoided?
  • Now over 1300 completely new, high-quality images produced with the latest equipment
  • Summarized characteristics of distinct diseases: incidence, etiology, malignant potential, clinical and imaging findings
  • Inclusion and application of MRI-BIRADS
  • In-depth and updated coverage of DCIS

This book shows readers how to acquire excellent images and helps improve their image analysis and evaluation skills. It provides clear answers to all questions pertaining to MR mammography and support for special problems.

1 History of MR Mammography
2 Preparing and Informing the Patient
3 Techniques and Methods
4 Tumor Angiogenesis and Breast MRI
5 Diagnostic Criteria
6 Artifacts and Sources of Error
7 Normal Findings in Breast MRI
8 Benign Changes
9 Postoperative/Posttraumatic Changes
10 Borderline Lesions
11 Intraductal Carcinomas
12 Malignant Changes
13 Lymph Node Diagnostics
14 Autologous and Prosthetic Breast Reconstruction
15 Breast MRI in Men
16 MRI-Guided Interventions
17 Indications for Breast MRI
18 Differential Diagnosis and Strategy
19 Quality Assurance
20 Current Standing, Problems, and Perspectives of Breast MRI
21 Further Reading

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