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RADIOLOGY WEBSITES : BREAST IMAGING

Few Websites dealing with the Breast Imaging

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Introductory mammography lecture is a part of the board review notes from Creighton University accessible at http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/ and http://medicine.creighton.edu/radiology/Mammography.html The presentation is divided into sections that cover introduction - rational of mammographic screening, physical principles of mammography and basic limitations, evaluation of masses, evaluation of calcifications, evaluation of associated structural changes and location of lesions in the breast

2. Mammography Basic Principles
at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~glensan/mamnotes.htm is a website that has teaching material on the physics behind Mammography authored by Glen Stafford, Australia. The material is diverse and covers the following topics history, direct exposure versus screen-film systems, molybdenum target and filtering, tube geometry, grids and. compression devices. Other information available from the Home page at http://members.ozemail.com.au/~glensan/index.htm includes material on Core Biopsy vs Surgical Open Biopsy and Digital Mammography

3. BI-RADS®
representing "Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System", is an important subject in Breast Imaging. The third edition of this all-important standard is available from the American College of Radiology as BIRADS at http://www.acr.org/departments/stand_accred/birads/contents.html The handy material is divided into broad sections covering. Breast Imaging Lexicon, Reporting System, Follow-up and Outcome Monitoring, National Mammography Database (NMD). Notably, the web section on Breast Imaging Lexicon offers material on areas such as masses, calcifications, architectural distortion, special cases, associated findings and location. Also there is a useful section on Report Organization and Wording the Report.

4. Mammography Tutorials is an interactive site dealing with mammogram analysis at http://sprojects.mmi.mcgill.ca/mammography/cases.htm is a webproject from McGill Faculty of Medicine, coordinated by Dr. David Fleiszer, Montreal General Hospital. Broadly, the Tutorials are on How to position and view a mammogram and Mammographic interpretation. Within them are topics such as anatomy, positioning , viewing the mammogram, mammogram analysis, asymmetric density, masses, calcifications, interactive mammography analysis web tutorial.

5. Breast Pathology Index
at
http://www-medlib.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/BREAST/BREAST.html
is a online tutorial from Utah. The site deals comprehensively with Breast Cancer including pathology, incidence, risk factors, classification of breast cancer, grading and staging, treatment and prognosis

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Medline Mammography resources are available at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/mammography.html The primary NIH organization for research on Mammography is the National Cancer Institute, The feature rich website has teaching and education material that covers mammography, breast carcinoma and breast diseases in its entire gamut There is an added feature of searching MEDLINE for recent research articles specifically on Mammography, Breast Cancer, Breast Diseases, Procedures and Therapies and Atlas of the Body: The Breast-Disorders.

7. Benign breast disease and breast cancer tutorial
is a tutorial designed for medical student teaching. Available at http://www.surgery.wisc.edu/wolberg/ this site authored by William H. Wolberg, M.D. from University of Wisconsin deals with the Normal breast anatomy and Physiology, the presenting symptoms of breast cancer , the Differential diagnosis of a breast mass, the Identification of high-risk groups, the genetic considerations, the diagnosis of breast cancer, the prognosis of Breast Cancer and the role and type of definitive surgery in breast cancer along with adjunctive therapy.

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Digital Mammography Research from Purdue University is a handy site authored by Professor Edward J. Delp. The site available at http://www.ece.purdue.edu/~ace/mammo/mammo.html deals with computer-aided diagnostic techniques for automatic detection and classification of breast tumors. The topics featured include Breast Abnormalities in Mammograms, Statistical Segmentation of Mammograms, and Multiresolution Detection of Spiculated Lesions.

9. Mammography Database Links : A handy and useful links to Mammography Databases is available from the above Purdue University site at http://www.ece.purdue.edu/~ace/mammo/mammo_db.html The databases include Mammographic Image Analysis Society, Washington University Digital Mammography Database, Digital Database for Screening Mammography (DDSM), Nijmegen Digital Mammogram Database and UCSF/LLNL Digital Mammogram Library

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The most common cause of breast lumps in women ages 30 to 50 is fibrocystic disease of the breast. A webpage dealing with this condition titled Fibrocystic Breasts: A Non-Disease is reviewed at http://www.fwradiology.com/fibrobrst.htm

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A Detailed Breast Cancer Risk Calculator is accessible at http://www.halls.md/breast/risk.htm The site is a free service developed to promote awareness wherein one can estimate the risk of breast cancer by answering a set of questions.

There are many links to Breast disease and Breast Cancer. Some of the exhaustive links include Breast Cancer Links from http://www.whatsonthe.net/breastcancermks.htm, Things To Know About Quality Mammograms available at http://www.geocities.com/HotSprings/Spa/5120/mammography.htm Best Web Sites on Breast Cancer at http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~jbonine/bc_sources.html Breast Cancer at http://www.cancerindex.org/clinks3.htm . The last named site has material classified into Breast cancer organisations, information for patients and the public, information for health professionals, familial breast cancer and personal experiences.

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