Advanced calcification analysis lectures
These highly educational cases build upon the cases shown in the previous lecture (7AB). A common problem for radiologists is that the extensive distribution and superficial location of the malignant type calcifications on the mammograms and the even greater disease extent shown at MRI are seldom fully appreciated during surgical treatment planning. Most of these patients are not suitable candidates for breast conserving surgery.
These carefully chosen, fully worked-up cases cover the full spectrum of malignant-type calcifications seen at mammography. You will learn how to find faint and subtle calcifications and recognize malignancy by the distribution of the calcifications, even when the individual calcifications appear benign. Our multimodality diagnostic approach benefits from the strengths of magnification mammography, ultrasound and MRI. The imaging findings are correlated in every case with large format thin section (and often thick section) histopathology images to show the underlying structure of the malignancies we see at imaging. Every case has illustrated teaching points reviewing the major findings and commenting on the appropriateness of the management. These lectures improve your skills in perception and diagnosis and give you greater confidence when communicating your findings to your pathologists and surgeons.