Early detection is our most effective means of reducing the number of unnecessary deaths caused by breast cancer. Highlights of this book are:
- Presentation of a systematic method for evaluating mammograms based on the anatomic architecture.
- More than 1,600 mammograms and histopathologic images of stunning quality show the wide range of normal and abnormal breast tissue.
- Photographs of large format thin and thick section (3D) histopathology images are correlated with mammographic images to explain why the mammograms appear as they do.
- Instructions for patient positioning help to obtain the best possible image quality.
- The scientific rationale for setting early detection as the primary goal in mammography – supported by extensive references.
- An emphasis on better patient care through interdisciplinary cooperation among pathologists, radiologists, surgeons and oncologists.