By Liane E Philpotts, MD, FACR and Regina J Hooley, MD
Pub Date: 12/23/2016
Reviewed by: Michael Sami Morrow, D.O. (Baystate Medical Center)
This is a complete resource on the newest breast imaging modality, digital breast tomosynthesis. The book is accompanied by an electronic version that includes 3D presentations.
The authors been involved with digital breast tomosynthesis from its early stages of development, and they aim to share their unique experience with this imaging modality, which has changed the field of breast imaging. Including 3D content is an essential component of any book hoping to cover breast tomosynthesis, and the inclusion of video files in the electronic version definitely serves that purpose. Given the lack of authoritative publications on the topic, this is a welcome resource.
This book is intended for anyone interested in learning about the emerging technology of breast tomosynthesis. Specifically, it is geared towards radiologists hoping to gain knowledge and experience in 3D mammography and is an excellent resource for breast radiologists, general radiologists, and radiology residents/fellows. The authors are well respected in the field of breast radiology.
The book includes contributions from some of the pioneers of this imaging modality. As expected, the book covers its technical aspects, its clinical implications, and how it is used in daily practice. What makes this book stand out is that it includes topics not covered in other books. Chapters discussing how to implement breast tomosynthesis in clinical practice, detailing the technologist’s perspective, and integrating tomosynthesis with other breast imaging modalities are unique perspectives not offered in such detail in other resources.
This is the most comprehensive book currently available on digital breast tomosynthesis. It is an all-inclusive resource that is an excellent tool for radiologists interested in learning about this imaging modality that has changed the practice of breast imaging. The authors offer many unique topics not covered in other books on the topic. The electronic version, including 3D content, is an excellent supplement. Given the relative novelty of this imaging modality and the lack of books on the topic, this one is a welcome resource and will serve as an authoritative teaching tool for anyone who reads it.
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