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Volume 8 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2006

  • Poster Presentation
  • Open Access

Further mammographic views: the importance of getting it right

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  • 1 and
  • 1
Breast Cancer Research20068 (Suppl 1) :P53

https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr1468

  • Published:

Keywords

  • Cancer Research
  • Accurate Diagnosis
  • Definitive Answer
  • Extra Information
  • Misleading Result

The accurate diagnosis of breast pathology through mammography can be enhanced by the judicious use of 'additional views' [1, 2]. When carefully applied, these techniques can give definitive answers to problems indicated on the original films [3]. However, when seeking extra information it is critical that the correct techniques are applied. If additional views are taken incorrectly or inaccurately, they can produce misleading results or false-negative findings. Therefore, our aim in this poster is to delineate proper applications and to demonstrate – with the help of case studies – just when and how the taking of additional views can prove to be a valuable tool. Equally, we show that their inappropriate use can disguise real pathologies that are intimated on the original films.

Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
King's College Hospital, London, UK

References

  1. Michell MJ: FNAC and core biopsy of impalpable lesions. Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Management. Edited by: Dixon JM. 2001, Edinburgh: Elsevier, 31-41.Google Scholar
  2. Yeowell M: Mammography positioning technique. Textbook of Mammography. Edited by: Tucker A, Ng Y. 2001, London: Churchill Livingstone, 35-78. 2Google Scholar
  3. Hashimoto B, Bauermeister D: Breast Imaging: A Correlative Atlas. 2003, New York: ThiemeView ArticleGoogle Scholar

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© BioMed Central 2006

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