radiographer training centre academic training course notes

The purpose of this module is to understand the basics behind interpretation of mammograms.

Breast lesion characteristics

Asymmetrical density within the breast
Architectural distortion within the breast
Mass lesion - either single, multiple, calcified or non-calcified

Skin lesions
Imaging of the Axilla

Breast Pathology

Basic breast imaging terminology

Causes of breast asymmetry
Use of breast quadrants for breast lesions
Use of breast zones for breast lesions
Use of clock face for breast lesions
Multifocal breast lesions
Multicentric breast lesions
Synchronous breast lesions
Metachronous breast lesions
Breast Ptosis
Normal breast development
Congenital breast anomalies 
Thoracic wall muscles
Anthropometric breast measurement

Basic breast Pathology

Consecteteur hendrerit


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