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17-11-2016 | Breast cancer | Book chapter | Article

9. Breast Imaging

Authors: Anne C. Hoyt, Irene Tsai

Publisher: Springer International Publishing

Abstract

Mammography is the primary imaging modality for breast cancer screening and diagnosis, with ultrasound being the most important adjunctive imaging tool. Breast magnetic resonance imaging is also used in certain screening and diagnostic scenarios. The American College of Radiology breast imaging reporting and data system (BI-RADS) provides a standardized lexicon that improves communication of breast imaging results, allows for patient tracking and quality assurance, and facilitates medical audits. Due to its widespread, international use, the BI-RADS lexicon should be understood by all referring clinicians and will be a focus of this chapter.

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