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Evaluation of Breast Microcalcifications by Means of Optically Magnified Tissue Specimen Radiographs

  • S. A. Feig
  • B. M. Galkin
  • H. D. Muir
Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 105)


Although the presence of microcalcifications in a breast cancer mass seen on mammography was first reported by Salomon (1913), Leborgne (1949) was the first to recognize that microcalcifications can represent the only mammographie manifestation of carcinoma. Since then, it has become apparent that 29%–48% of nonpalpable carcinomas are visible on the basis of microcalcifications alone (Table 1).


Breast Cancer Optical Magnification Breast Calcification Specimen Radiograph Additional Radiation Dose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. A. Feig
    • 1
  • B. M. Galkin
    • 1
  • H. D. Muir
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Stein Research CenterThomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphiaUSA

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