2015, XXI, 309 p. 183 illus., 110 illus. in color.
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This book aims to be a comprehensive evidenced-based technical manual describing all aspects of screening and symptomatic mammographic imaging
There will be user-friendly photographic illustrations of mammographic techniques to demonstrate techniques to help busy clinical practitioners and trainees
The book will provide detailed generic descriptions and explanations of state of the art digital mammographic equipment currently used
This up-to-date, evidence-based book covers the whole range of mammography and mammography-related techniques used in practice, and also the rapid and increasingly sophisticated evolution of mammographic clinical practice and technology.
A wide range of topics, from the psychological and emotional support required from the practitioner to all aspects of screening and symptomatic mammographic imaging, are discussed.
Digital Mammography: A Holistic Approach is aimed at radiographers, technicians, technologists, physicists, nurses and medical practitioners worldwide, and enables the reader to gain a better understanding of techniques, equipment and anatomy.
Content Level »Professional/practitioner
Keywords »Breast Anatomy - Breast Cancer - Mammographic Clinical Practice - Mammographic Techniques - Mammography Imaging
Part 1. Introduction and background.- 1. Anatomy and physiology: Breast anatomy.- 2. Breast Density and Influencing Factors.- 3. Aetiology and epidemiology of breast cancer.- 4. Other breast diseases.- 5. Signs and symptoms of breast cancer with management pathways.- 6. Disease progression – local and distal spread (mechanisms).- 7. Mammography Screening: Philosophy – evidence for and against.- 8. Screening programs for breast cancer in Europe.- Part 2. Caring for Patients and Clients.- 9. Sue’s story: the big journey.- 10. Psychological considerations in attending for mammography screening.- 11. Emotional Intelligence.- 12. Client-practitioner interactions within breast care services.- 13. The use of Digital Health Technology and Social Media to support Breast Screening.- 14. Pain in mammography.- 15. Tissue viability and skin tearing in mammography.- Part 3. Equipment.- 16. Mammography imaging equipment.- 17. Equipment quality control.- 18. Radiation dose in mammography.- 19. Mammographic Density.- Part 4. Imaging Techniques.- 20. Recording clinical and client information prior to imaging.- 21. Practical mammography.- 22. Mammography Compression: A Need for Mechanical Standardization.- 23. Repetitive Strain Injury.- 24. Supplementary Mammographic Projections.- 25. Magnification and compression views.- 26. Specimen Imaging.- 27. Imaging the Augmented Breast.- 28. Imaging Bariatric, Post Surgical and Limited Mobility Clients.- 29. Male Mammography.- 30. Digital Breast Tomosynthesis.- 31. Reflection on the Oslo Tomosynthesis Screening Trial.- 32. Purpose of Interventional Procedures.- 33. Image Guided Interventional Techniques.- 34. Contrast enhanced investigations.- Part 5. Service Quality Assurance.- 35. Radiographic Service Quality.-36. Observer studies in Mammography.