- Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Format: Paperback | 230 pages
- Dimensions: 188mm x 244mm x 18mm | 640g
- Publication date: 26 December 2011
- Publication City/Country: Cambridge
- ISBN 10: 052113966X
- ISBN 13: 9780521139663
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: New.
- Illustrations note: 240 b/w illus. 10 colour illus.
- Sales rank: 529,248
Breast MRI is no longer the domain of specialised centres; it is now a mainstream diagnostic technique, and an understanding of its applications is essential for any clinician involved with breast imaging. The Handbook of Breast MRI provides core knowledge and clinical guidelines for performing breast MRI in everyday practice. Introductory chapters on breast MRI basics, anatomy and pathology are followed by detailed chapters on the use of MRI in screening, staging, problem-solving and MRI-guided interventions, each containing diagnostic algorithms, tables and lists for quick access to key diagnostic information. Each chapter also contains a selection of self testing questions, and numerous Appendices concisely summarise tumour classification and current breast cancer treatment options. The Handbook of Breast MRI is an invaluable practical diagnostic resource for radiologists, surgeons, oncologists and all clinicians involved in breast cancer management.
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Jeremy Price is a radiologist at The Canberra Hospital and at BreastScreen ACT, Australia. He was born in the UK and trained at Guys' and St Thomas' Hospitals, London before completing his radiology training at The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. Following a spell as a Lecturer in Radiology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, he then migrated to Australia. Working in both the public and private sectors, he gained wide experience in symptomatic breast imaging and in mammography screening and began his interest in breast MRI in the mid 1990s. Jeremy denies being an expert and says the book is written from the perspective of a 'journeyman radiologist' who has grappled with the evolving concepts of breast MRI since the first commercial breast coils became available.
"...the book is engaging, easy to read, and contains a great deal of useful information, especially from a surgical perspective." Doody's Review Services
Table of contents
Foreword; List of abbreviations; Glossary of terms; 1. Basics of breast MRI; 2. Imaging-related anatomy and pathology; 3. Interpreting breast MRI studies; 4. MR-guided biopsy techniques; 5. High risk screening using breast MRI; 6. Pre-operative staging of breast cancer with MRI; 7. Problem solving applications of breast MRI; 8. MRI after breast augmentation; Answers to multiple choice questions; Appendices: i. Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis; ii. Sensitivity and specificity; iii. TNM classification; iv. Overview of surgical procedures; v. Overview of radiation therapy; vi. Overview of systemic therapy; vii. Breast cancer genes and genetic testing; viii. Primary prevention strategies for high-risk women; Index.