Microcalcifications of the Breast: An Approach to Radiologic Classification

  • Markus Müller-Schimpfle


Since the first description of black spots in the centre of a carcinoma in 1913 by Salomon, much work has been done to detect, characterise and classify microcalcifications systematically [1]. Particularly during the second half of the twentieth century, studies by Lanyi, Leborgne, and Le Gal et al. had a major influence on the diagnosis of microcalcifications of the breast [2–4]. However, diagnostic determination remains difficult [5].


Assessment Category Breast Image Reporting Radiologic Classification Fine Linear Final Assessment Category 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Müller-Schimpfle
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  1. 1.Institute of RadiologyFrankfurt/Main-Hoechst HospitalFrankfurt/MainGermany

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