Imaging of the radiographically dense breast

Valerie Jackson, R. Edward Hendrick, Stephen A. Feig, Daniel B. Kopans

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Abstract

Despite recent improvements in mammography equipment and technique, the radiographically dense breast remains difficult to image. The problems in imaging the dense breast account for a large percentage of the cases of mammographically "missed" carcinomas. Other imaging modalities - such as ultrasonography, transillumination, thermography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, and radionuclide imaging - have been investigated for use in breast cancer detection. This overview discusses the current problems associated with imaging of the radiographically dense breast and suggests some avenues for investigation to develop solutions to these problems.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-301
Number of pages5
JournalRadiology
Volume188
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1993

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Breast
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Keywords

  • Breast neoplasms, diagnosis, 00.32
  • Breast radiography, 00.11
  • Breast, MR, 00.1214
  • Breast, radionuclide studies, 00.1216
  • Breast, US, 00.1298
  • State-of-art reviews

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Jackson, V., Hendrick, R. E., Feig, S. A., & Kopans, D. B. (1993). Imaging of the radiographically dense breast. Radiology, 188(2), 297-301.

Imaging of the radiographically dense breast. / Jackson, Valerie; Hendrick, R. Edward; Feig, Stephen A.; Kopans, Daniel B.

In: Radiology, Vol. 188, No. 2, 08.1993, p. 297-301.

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Jackson, V, Hendrick, RE, Feig, SA & Kopans, DB 1993, 'Imaging of the radiographically dense breast', Radiology, vol. 188, no. 2, pp. 297-301.
Jackson V, Hendrick RE, Feig SA, Kopans DB. Imaging of the radiographically dense breast. Radiology. 1993 Aug;188(2):297-301.
Jackson, Valerie ; Hendrick, R. Edward ; Feig, Stephen A. ; Kopans, Daniel B. / Imaging of the radiographically dense breast. In: Radiology. 1993 ; Vol. 188, No. 2. pp. 297-301.
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