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Breast Imaging Essentials

Case Based Review


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Basics of Breast Imaging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 3-8
    3. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 9-14
    4. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 15-20
    5. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 21-25
    6. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 27-30
    7. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 31-32
    8. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 33-36
    9. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 37-38
    10. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 39-40
    11. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 41-46
  3. Case Based Review

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 49-65
    3. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 67-77
    4. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 79-90
    5. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 91-110
    6. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 111-123
    7. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 125-135
    8. Niketa Chotai, Supriya Kulkarni
      Pages 137-154

About this book


This book covers all the essential aspects of breast imaging necessary for the preparation of MMed, MD, FRCR and FRANZCR exams. The main focus is on mammogram and breast ultrasound along with basics of breast MRI and breast interventions. With the increasing popularity of these qualifying exams among radiology residents in Asia, Great Britain as well as Australia and dearth of relevant resources on the topic, this book will serve as a valuable resource for the candidates.  The book is also aligned with preparations required for the FRCPC (Canada) and the American Board of Radiology.

The book is divided into two sections - first section includes chapters on basics of breast imaging along with a chapter on emerging technologies while the second section includes 50 exam-relevant cases covering imaging findings utilizing appropriate BI-RADS lexicon, possible differentials, next recommended investigation and appropriate management in accordance with American College of Radiology lexicon, BI-RADS system and MRI correlation, whenever available. Readers also get familiar with the indications for breast MRI. The book is written by experts in breast imaging with relevant teaching experience.

Written by an experts with strong teaching experience, this book is not only suitable for exams but is also useful for practicing breast and non-breast radiologists as well as breast care clinicians, keen to learn fundamentals of breast imaging.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Consultant Breast Radiologist, RadLink Diagnostic CentreVisiting Consultant, Tan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  2. 2.Associate Professor, University of Toronto Staff Radiologist Breast Imaging, Joint Department of Medical ImagingUniversity Health Network. Mount Sinai Hospital. Women’s College HospitalTorontoCanada

About the authors

Dr. Niketa Chotai (MBBS, MD, DNB, FRCR and FUOT) is a consultant radiologist at RadLink Diagnostic Imaging Center and a Visiting Consultant at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore. Over the past decade, she has been practicing as a Breast Radiologist.  After graduating as an MD (Radiodiagnosis) from King Edward Memorial Hospital, Mumbai University, and as a Diplomate National Board, Delhi, India, she practiced as a consultant Radiologist for 5 years in India. She then pursued her FRCR from Royal College of Radiology, UK, and subsequently completed advanced specialist training (AST) from Singapore. Thereafter, she continued her learning journey as a breast imaging fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Chotai is a registered member of several societies, including the Singapore Medical Council, the Royal College of Radiology, London and the Maharashtra Medical Council, India. She was in charge of continued medical education activities for the breast subsection of the Singapore Radiology Society from 2015 to 2017 and is currently acting as the General Secretary for the period 2017 to 2019. She is actively involved in various research activities and has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Chotai is as passionate about teaching as she is about learning. Over the past few years, she has run courses and workshops on breast imaging and intervention in South Asia. This book is an extension of her passion for sharing her knowledge and growing the breast care community for a healthier world.

Dr Supriya Kulkarni (MBBS, DMRD, DNB, and DABR) is a staff radiologist at the Joint Department of Medical Imaging (JDMI) at University Health Network, Mount Sinai Hospital and the Women's College Hospital, Toronto, Canada. As faculty in the Department of Medical Imaging, University of Toronto she has over 19 years of experience in the subspecialty practice in Breast Imaging.

After completing radiology training in the University of Pune and National Board Delhi India she pursued fellowship training in Paediatric Imaging in Melbourne, Australia and in Women’s imaging at the University of Toronto following which she was recruited as a subspecialist breast imager at JDMI and as assistant professor at the University of Toronto.

Dr. Kulkarni’s special focus is in teaching and education internationally and currently manages educational activities for the breast division including CME’s, workshops and the Women’s & Breast Imaging Fellowship Programme (University of Toronto).

She is a recipient of several teaching awards including the prestigious Wightman-Berris Academy individual postgraduate teaching award (2014-2015) & the Outstanding Contribution to Cancer Education Award awarded by the Princess Margaret Cancer Education Program 2017.

She is involved in an advisory capacity for multiple initiatives of the Cancer Care Ontario and the provincial Ontario Breast Screening Program and has served as a Chair of the OBSP Screening of Transgender People Working Group at the Cancer Care Ontario. She is a member of the working group for the breast screening guidelines for the Canadian Association of Radiologists.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Breast Imaging Essentials
  • Book Subtitle Case Based Review
  • Authors Niketa Chotai
    Supriya Kulkarni
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-1411-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-1414-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-1412-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 196
  • Number of Illustrations 28 b/w illustrations, 67 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Imaging / Radiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This book is an extremely enjoyable and interesting read. It is easy to understand and even though it is aimed at students I think that all professionals involved with breast imaging and diagnosis will find that this book will improve their understanding of breast imaging, diagnosis and care.” (Jennifer Brown, RAD Magazine, January, 2021)