Breast Imaging Summary

Breast imaging plays a critical role in breast screening and diagnosis.

Screening and diagnostic mammography allow the detection and evaluation of clinically occult breast cancer. The mammogram report should be worded n accordance with the terminology of the Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS™) lexicon,  so that the findings and recommendaions are clearly communicated.

Percutaneous imaging-guided breast biopsy an allow expeditious diagnosis of early, nonpalpable breast cancers. Close ommunication between the clinical staff and the breast-imaging radiologist llows optimal utilization of the excellent technology available for early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Laura Liberman and Timothy L. Feng
Breast cancer detection demonstration project: five-year summary report. CA 2003


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