Management of Radiographic Lesions of the Breast

Surg Clin North Am. 2022 Dec;102(6):1031-1041. doi: 10.1016/j.suc.2022.06.005.


Breast imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis and management of breast disease. From screening asymptomatic patients to evaluating clinical abnormalities on diagnostic studies, breast imaging provides critical information to the breast surgeon. Available imaging studies include those that have been proved over many years, like mammography, and those that take advantage of increasingly sophisticated technology, like breast MRI. Image-guided biopsy provides a safe means of evaluating indeterminate findings on imaging. Understanding how these tools are best used can help breast surgeons provide the best care for their patients.

Keywords: Asymmetry; BI-RADS; Calcifications; Cyst; DBT; Enhancement; MRI; Mammogram; Mass; Sonogram; Tomosynthesis; Ultrasound.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Breast Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Image-Guided Biopsy / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Mammography / methods
  • Radiographic Image Enhancement* / methods
  • Retrospective Studies