Imaging

Breast tomosynthesis: a new mammography

Breast tomosynthesis is a 3-dimensional (3-D) imaging technology that involves acquiring images of a compressed breast at multiple angles during a short scan. It is more comfortable than standard mammography. The individual images are then reconstructed into a series of thin high-resolution slices that displayed individually or in a dynamic movie-like mode. Tomosynthesis can reduce or eliminate the tissue overlap effect. While holding the breast

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MRI to screen preoperatively for DCIS

Most guidelines recommend breast MRI for screening in women with genetically high-risk of developing breast cancer and to clarify diagnostic uncertainties after mammography and ultrasound. As use of MRI has increased, many other situations for which, MRI might be helpful came to the fore. Unfortunately, literature support for most of them, is still lacking. One of these new situations is the use of MRI to decide between a mastectomy and the lumpectomy.

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Preoperative MRI for Breast Cancer

The use of MRI before breast surgery is increasing based on reports that show that MRI can detect previously unknown foci of breast cancer in a substantial number of women with a new diagnosis of breast cancer. However, some argue that MRI will increase the proportion of mastectomy because it will cause more extensive surgeries. Since breast conservation surgery combined with radiation therapy as major advantages with similarly low recurrence rates

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