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Roentgen examination of the chest has become of extraordinary significance in clinical medicine. In clarifying individual cases, as in serial examinations, it frequently is the decisive diagnostic measure. It is used mainly for primary thoracically localized conditions when pulmonary tuberculosis is suspected or must be excluded. It is rarely used in patients with mammary carcinoma in spite of the fact that repeated roentgen examination of the thoracic cage is invaluable in its treatment and guidance. No previous book has stressed the indications, findings, and results of repeated roentgenographic examination during the treatment of mammary carcinoma, and individual articles touching on these are scattered. Even textbooks on surgery and roentgen diagnosis mention this subject briefly, if at all. No region of the body is more frequently examined with the roentgen ray than the thorax, and, since mammary carcinoma is second in frequency among the malignant tumors of women, this becomes important
Veränderungen des Thoraxröntgenbildes bei Brustkrebspatienten. JAMA. 1955;159(5):533. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960220123036
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