-To review normal and abnormal imaging findings after breast cancer surgery . - To illustrate imaging findingsof breast tumor recurrence after mastectomy,
breast reconstructionand breast conservation therapy . - To emphasize pitfalls , diagnostic difficulties and differential diagnosis .
One of the greatest challenges in breast imaging is evaluation of the treated breast due to the risk of recurrent disease and the wide range of imaging changes after surgery. After breast cancer is diagnosed,
different surgical treatments may be decided,
depending on tumor type and subtype,
extension and patient´s age. Lumpectomy or mastectomy may be performed,
sometimes followed by breast reconstruction either with myocutaneous flaps or with implants.
Breast radiation reduces the...
Findings and procedure details
Normal findings after breast cancer treatment depend on type of surgery performed: mastectomy,conservative therapy,breast reconstruction. Different images may be found in breast mammograms performed in follow-up after conservation surgery,
depending on: Type of surgery/size of specimen obtained,. Whether radiation therapy has been performed, Time from end of treatment. 1.
Imaging modalities. Mammogram. It is the technique of choice in the evaluation of asymptomatic...
The radiologist should be aware of normal and abnormal postsurgery changes,
as well as subtle changes indicating the possibility of recurrence in order to detect them
Azpeitia Arman 1 (email@example.com) R.
Lorente Ramos 1 J.M.
García Gómez 1 C.
Oliva Fonte 1 M.
Martínez Izquierdo 2 Unidad Central de Radiodiagnóstico de la CAM: Hospital Infanta Leonor 1
Department of Pathology : Hospital Infanta Leonor2 Madrid SPAIN
Breast Cancer Follow-Up and Management After Primary Treatment: American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice Guideline Update.
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Newell MS.ACR Appropriateness...