Advances in Medical Imaging

Radiologic Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

January 20, 201415 min
Hosted by: Beverly Hashimoto
Guest: Dawna Kramer

Have new techniques changed the long-standing paradigm of breast cancer detection by mammogram? Dr. Dawna Kramer, radiology quality assurance officer and section head of the patient access area in the radiology department at the Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, talks with host Dr. Beverly Hashimoto about the applications and inter-relationship of mammography and breast ultrasound in the diagnosis of breast masses. Dr. Kramer highlights the reasons mammography continues to account for the majority of breast mass detections. What are the benefits of digital mammogram and what is the usefulness of breast ultrasound and MRI?


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