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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2013 Feb;200(2):321-8. doi: 10.2214/AJR.12.9814.

Breast imaging of the pregnant and lactating patient: imaging modalities and pregnancy-associated breast cancer.

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  • 1Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. reenavashi@gmail.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this article is to review key clinical, histologic, and imaging features of pregnancy-associated breast cancer. A discussion of imaging modalities, including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI, and imaging-based interventions available for evaluating this population is provided.

CONCLUSION:

Successful detection of pregnancy-associated breast cancer requires knowledge of key clinical and imaging features of pregnancy-associated breast carcinoma and selection of the appropriate imaging workup and intervention.

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23345353
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