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Imaging features of bilateral breast abnormalities

  • Sung Bin Park
    Correspondence
    Corresponding author. Departments of Radiology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 1-19, Mookjeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-380, Korea. Tel.: +82 2 2000 7885; fax: +82 52 252 5160.
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    Department of Radiology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 1-19, Mookjeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-380, Korea

    Departments of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan, 290-3 Jeonha-dong, Ulsan, 682-714, Korea
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  • Ae Kyung Jeong
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    Departments of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan, 290-3 Jeonha-dong, Ulsan, 682-714, Korea
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  • Jong Hwa Lee
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    Departments of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan, 290-3 Jeonha-dong, Ulsan, 682-714, Korea
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  • Mi Hye Paeng
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    Departments of Radiology, Ulsan University Hospital, University of Ulsan, 290-3 Jeonha-dong, Ulsan, 682-714, Korea
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  • Kyung-Sang Lee
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    Department of Radiology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 1-19, Mookjeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-380, Korea
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  • Byung Jae Cho
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    Department of Radiology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, 1-19, Mookjeong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul, 100-380, Korea
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  • Hak Hee Kim
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    Departments of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan, 388-1 Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul, 138-736, Korea
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      Abstract

      There are various-causes, broad-spectrum, heterogeneous groups with various biologic profiles, and imaging features of bilateral breast abnormalities. As imaging modalities continue to be developed, the ability to detect subtle or tiny abnormalities is improved in the contralateral breast of patients already diagnosed with unilateral breast disease, especially in breast cancer patients when using magnetic resonance imaging. Furthermore, some diseases involved bilateral breast, simultaneously. The purpose of this review is to describe imaging features of the bilateral breast abnormalities—common diseases and simultaneously involving diseases. In order to provide adequate treatment and to prevent misdiagnosis, a complete understanding of the imaging and clinical features of bilateral breast abnormalities of common diseases as well as those of simultaneously involving diseases is necessary.

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