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Journal of Oncology
Volume 2012, Article ID 213421, 9 pages
Review Article

Breast Imaging: How We Manage Diagnostic Technology at a Multidisciplinary Breast Center

Centro de Patología de la Mama, Fundación Tejerina, José Abascal 40, 28003 Madrid, Spain

Received 18 April 2012; Accepted 4 June 2012

Academic Editor: Alvaro Ruibal

Copyright © 2012 Alejandro Tejerina Bernal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


This paper discusses the most important aspects and problems related to the management of breast cancer imaging, at a center specialized in breast pathology. We review the established and emerging diagnostic techniques, their indications, and peculiarities: digital mammography, CAD systems, and the recent digital breast tomosynthesis, ultrasound and complementary elastography, molecular imaging techniques, magnetic resonance imaging, advanced sequences (diffusion), and positron emission mammography (PEM). The adequate integration and rational management of these techniques is essential, but this is not always easy, in order to achieve a successful diagnosis.