Mammography in Breast Cancer Questions & Answers

Updated: Oct 17, 2016
  • Author: Nagwa Dongola, MD, FRCR; Chief Editor: Peter Eby, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is the prevalence of breast cancer?

How have screening mammograms affected breast cancer mortality rates?

When is additional imaging indicated following a breast cancer screening mammogram?

How is breast cancer staged?

What is digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT)?

What is the role of mammography in breast cancer screening?

What is included in a screening mammography exam?

Which patients benefit the most from a screening mammography exam?

What is included in a diagnostic mammography exam?

What is the ACR Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS)?

How are mammogram findings in breast cancer interpreted?

How is breast density classified on mammogram?

How does breast density on mammogram affect breast cancer risk?

What are the BI-RADS assessment categories based on mammogram findings?

What is the risk of malignancy and care plan for each BI-RAD category?

What is the role of postoperative screening mammograms following breast cancer surgery?

How is a screening mammogram exam performed in women with breast implants?

What is the accuracy of mammography to detect breast cancer?

What is digital subtraction and contrast-enhanced digital mammography?

What is the role of ductogram and galactogram in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of ultrasound in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of MRI and CT in breast cancer imaging?

What are the advantages of high-resolution dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI in breast cancer imaging?

What are the disadvantages of MRI in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of MRI with gadolinium enhancement in breast cancer imaging?

What are the indications for breast MRI?

What are the risks associated with gadolinium-based contrast agents?

What are the NCCN guidelines on breast cancer screening and diagnosis using MRI?

What are the advantages of CT scanning in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of 3D helical CT in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and positron emission mammography (PEM) in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of electrical impedance imaging (T-scan) in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of thermography (thermal imaging) in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of CT laser mammography in breast cancer imaging?

What is the role of ductal lavage in breast cancer imaging?

Guidelines

Which organizations have issued breast cancer screening guidelines?

What are the ACS guidelines on breast cancer screening?

What are the USPSTF guidelines on breast examination?

What are the USPSTF guidelines on breast cancer screening?

What are the ACOG guidelines on breast examination?

What are the ACOG guidelines on breast cancer screening?