This volume is a complete and definitive guide to performing and interpreting breast ultrasound examinations. The book explains every aspect of the examination in detail-from equipment selection and examining techniques, to correlations between sonographic and mammographic findings, to precise characterization of sonographic abnormalities. Complementing the text are more than 1,500 illustrations, including ultrasound scans, corresponding mammographic images, and diagrams of key aspects of the examination.Dr. Stavros thoroughly explains the physics of breast ultrasound and the special probes and other equipment needed to produce high-resolution images of breast tissue. Chapters on breast ultrasound anatomy demonstrate the anatomic detail that can be seen on current equipment and correlate sonographic and mammographic anatomic features. Subsequent chapters describe examination procedures for evaluating specific abnormalities and detail the distinguishing features of different cystic and solid breast lesions. Also included is a chapter on Doppler characterization of breast lesions.
Chapter 1 Introduction to Breast UltrasoundChapter 2 Breast Ultrasound Equipment RequirementsChapter 3 Breast Ultrasound TechniqueChapter 4 Breast Ultrasound AnatomyChapter 5 Targeted Indication -- Palpable Abnormalities Correlating Clinical Findings with Ultrasound FindingsChapter 6 Target Indication -- Mammographic AbnormalityChapter 7 Nontargeted Indications for Breast UltrasoundChapter 8 Nontargeted Indication - Evaluation of Breast Secretions and/or Nipple Discharge and Intraductal Papillary Lesions of the Breast.Chapter 9 Non-targeted Indications -- Evaluation of the Patient with Mammary ImplantsChapter 10 Sonographic Evaluation of Cystic Structures in the BreastChapter 11 Specific complex cystic abnormalities of the breast (which may be complex cystic through only part of their existence)Chapter 12 Solid Breast Nodules - Distinguishing Benign from MalignantChapter 13 Benign Solid Nodules - Specific TypesChapter 14 Malignant Solid Breast Nodules-Specific TypesChapter 15 Atypical or premalignant breast lesions - specific typesChapter 16 Sonography of the male breastChapter 17 Ultrasound guided needle procedures of the breastChapter 18 Sonographic evaluation the breast cancer patient after lumpectomy, mastectomy, and/or radiationChapter 19 Sonographic evaluation of lymph nodes and cancer stagingChapter 20 Color Duplex Sonography of the BreastChapter 21 False Negative and False Positive Breast Sonographic Examinations