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2-cm hypoechoic, shadowing, irregularly marginated mass in the UOQ, corresponding to the mammogram (Figure 2). Ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy conﬁrmed inﬁltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC). Because of the extreme density of the patient’s breast parenchyma, breast MRI was performed as an aid to presurgical staging. 5cm mass in a background of diffuse ﬁbrocystic enhancement, with innumerable scattered small foci of less intense enhancement (Figures 3, 4, 5). After ultrasound-guided needle localization (Figure 6, specimen radiograph), a partial mastectomy was performed.
Nine benign diag- noses were also conﬁrmed to explain unexpected PET uptake encountered in this series, including three with clinical signiﬁcance (one case each of cholecystitis, knee pigmented villonodular synovitis, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). SUGGESTED READING Agress H, Cooper BZ. detection of clinically unexpected malignant and premalignant tumors with whole-body FDG PET: histopathologic comparison. Radiology 2004; 230:417–422. CHAPTER 2 Evaluation of the Symptomatic Patient: Diagnostic Breast Imaging Screening mammography is used to detect breast cancer in asymptomatic women.
There are no apparent abnormalities. FIGURE 1. Bilateral MLO views performed in 1996. In retrospect, there is the subtle beginning of a developing asymmetry in the upper outer right breast (arrow). FIGURE 2. Bilateral MLO views from 2001. The asymmetry (arrow) in the right breast has increased in size and density since the prior examination. FIGURE 3. 22 BREAST CANCER IMAGING Bilateral MLO views performed in 2004. The asymmetry in the right breast continued to enlarge (arrow). At this point, the ﬁnding on screening mammography prompted a callback for additional evaluation.