Practical Digital Mammography

Practical digital mammographyBy

  • Beverly E. Hashimoto, M.D., F.A.C.R., Section Head of Ultrasound, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

A case-based reference for digital mammography

Practical Digital Mammography provides breast imagers with a systematic, problem-solving approach to detecting and assessing the most subtle signs of breast cancer malignancies. The book opens with concise coverage of the fundamentals, including physics, equipment, and normal anatomy. Separate chapters provide straightforward descriptions and clear illustrations of the digital mammographic characteristics of benign and malignant calcifications, masses, asymmetry, and architectural distortion. The author presents the clinical workup of the most difficult mammographic findings and provides recommendations about the optimizing the techniques for localizing each finding.


  • 103 illustrated cases help readers gain a firm understanding of how to interpret digital mammographic findings
  • Summary tables provide succinct descriptions of digital mammographic findings correlated to the American College of Radiology’s BI-RAD assessment categories
  • Practical discussion of the advantages of digital mammography over screen-film techniques and equipment enables readers to compare technologies and systems
  • Pearls and Pitfalls review key points and considerations With its broad coverage and emphasis on clinical techniques, this book is indispensable for radiologists, residents, and technologists confronting the challenges of a digital mammographic imaging center.


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