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Incidental breast lesion on chest CT scan: a review

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Most breast cancers are diagnosed by conventional breast imaging which includes mammography, ultrasound and MRI. However, CT is an often overlooked modality in the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Incidental findings of breast cancer by CT are not so rare. This article aims to aware radiologists and gynaecologists to the potential of breast cancer detection with CT. In this brief review of the literature, we will discuss the morphological characteristics of breast tumours on CT and the imaging mangement of suspicious lesions discovered on CT.


Breast cancer, Incidental findings, Thoracic radiotherapy, Mammography