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A brief review of the anatomy and histology of the breast is followed by a description of the various physiologic and pathologic changes which this organ may undergo. A careful description is given of the various benign lesions and their differentiation from malignant changes. Based on these anatomic, physiologic and pathologic considerations, the roentgenologic aspects of the mammary gland are thoroughly discussed and the utility of the roentgen study is evaluated. Forty-one cases are reported in detail by way of exemplifying the text. The author believes that the roentgen examination of the breast is of practical utility if carried out with sufficiently rigorous technic. Before attempting the interpretation of the pathologic lesions, the physician must become familiar with the aspects of the normal breast with its various physiologic alterations corresponding to the state of repose, of activity and of atrophy of the gland. Due credit is given to the American
Contribution à l'étude radiographique du sein normal et pathologique. JAMA. 1934;103(11):864. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370068034