Mammography, as a screening examination, brings to light a new spectrum of breast cancers dominated by preclinical tumors revealed by high-quality mammography screening. The authors present a subtype of highly malignant breast cancer that is easily recognizable from its mammographic and histologic appearance. In the preface Dr. Tabár, Dr. Tot, and Dr. Peter B. Dean write, "Failure to recognize and single out this subtype, as well as separate it from the other truly early cases, has led to under treatment of some women and over treatment of many women with mammographically detected breast cancer."
The book contains numerous special features. Highlights include nearly 1,000 illustrations; thick-section pathologic specimens that help the reader comprehend why mammograms look the way they do; and a selection of full-color pathology images, presented in 3-D with a special viewing lens, that allows the reader to visualize the spatial orientation of breast cancer relative to normal breast structures.
"Casting Type Calcifications: Sign of a Subtype with Deceptive Features" is for physicians who understand that greater knowledge of the various types of breast cancer will lead to more individualized diagnosis and therapy that will ultimately benefit patients and save lives.
About the Authors
László Tabár, M.D., is Professor of Radiology at Uppsala University and Head of the Department of Mammography at Falun Central Hospital in Falun, Sweden. Tibor Tot, M.D., is Associate Professor of Pathology at Uppsala University and Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Clinical Cytology at Falun Central Hospital in Falun, Sweden. Peter B. Dean, M.D., is Professor at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland, and formerly Visiting Professor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
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