Lobular breast cancer series: imaging.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

The limitations of mammography in the detection and evaluation of invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) have long been recognized, presenting real clinical challenges in treatment planning for these tumors. However, advances in mammography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging present opportunities to improve the diagnosis and preoperative assessment of ILC. The evidence supporting the performance of each imaging modality will be reviewed, specifically as it relates to the pathology of ILC and its subtypes. Further, we will discuss emerging technologies that may be employed to enhance the detection rate and ultimately result in more effective screening and staging of ILC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, K; Sarma, D; Hwang, ES

Published Date

  • July 11, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 /

Start / End Page

  • 94 -

PubMed ID

  • 26163296

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC4499185

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1465-542X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1186/s13058-015-0605-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England