The One Book Every Woman Should Read Before Her Mammogram!

The old adage, “You get out what you put into it," holds true in breast imaging. Be an active participant in your health. It really matters!

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Things that You will Learn From This Book

The Breast Test Book is a straightforward guide to the process of radiologic breast evaluations.

Debunk Myths

This book aims to debunk any myths about mammogram evaluations and relieve anxiety about the process.

Shed Light On Misinformation

My purpose is to use my 20 years of experience to clear up the misinformation regarding the breast imaging process.

Address Controversies

Everything that you need to know about the SCREENING MAMMOGRAM CONTROVERSY.

Clear Expectations

This book will take you step by step through what you can expect when having a mammogram.

Common Sense Guide

The Breast Test Book provides a common sense guide for women undergoing mammography and other breast tests.

Understand Safety Issues

Learn about safety issues in breast imaging and how mammography is one of the safest tests that we do in Radiology.

Clarify Conflicting Information

This book provides a clear understanding that many other informative sources don't disclose.

Empower Women

I hope to empower women to participate in the decision making process regarding their own health.

Learn How Knowledge Can Save Your Life

This vital information can help you to take your breast health into your own hands.

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Great strides have been made in the effort to heighten public awareness of breast cancer and encourage the use of mammography for early detection, which is key to decreasing breast cancer mortality. However, while much has been written about breast cancer and current treatments, very little has been written about the actual process of getting to the diagnosis (or as importantly, excluding the disease). While books focused on breast cancer and treatment are necessary and useful for those women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, they leave out the millions of women who are seen in radiology departments each year whose symptoms are considerably more common and who are found not to have cancer. The Breast Test Book explains the process leading up to diagnosis, offering a common-sense approach to mammography and other breast imaging studies from the source best able to weigh in on the subject: the community-based subspecialty breast radiologist. Drawing on the solid fundamentals of current scientific research and established practice standards, fellowship-trained breast radiologist Dr. Connie Jones helps readers make sense of the tools radiologists use during the investigation process, including 3-D mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI, and image-guided needle biopsies. Objective and straightforward, The Breast Test Book provides knowledge and peace of mind for anyone facing decisions regarding their breast health.

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Connie Jones, M.D.

With more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Connie Jones has concentrated her practice almost exclusively on breast imaging and intervention and is one of the first radiologists in Arizona with experience in 3D Tomosynthesis mammography.

Well known and respected in Arizona for her clinical expertise, Dr. Jones provides specialized breast imaging services including mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided biopsy as well as clinical assessments and formulation of image based treatment plans. Her close interaction with patients and colleagues results in a unique multidisciplinary approach to patient care.

Dr. Jones has served as a medical director, an imaging director, and in a variety of leadership positions within hospital and community based breast centers. She has been a leader in the planning and development of new breast health programs, spearheading or assisting in the implementation of state of the art services into her previous private practice programs. She has also served as coordinator and faculty for numerous continuing medical education (CME) seminars for physicians and technologists. Dr. Jones’ commitment to the accessibility of quality care found a niche as a medical board member for the Arizona Institute of Breast Health, an organization that offered free second opinions to breast cancer patients. An ardent and active supporter of patient advocacy and education, Dr. Jones has given numerous talks to community and women’s groups. She is an experienced public speaker and has participated in television and community events promoting mammography screening and early detection for breast cancer. Other media involvement includes newspaper advertisements and the production of a patient newsletter focusing on issues related to healthcare promotion.

Dr. Jones received her undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wake Forest University. She completed her medical school training and received a Doctor of Medicine (M.D) degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas, she completed an intense year long fellowship in Clinical Breast Imaging which provided specialized training in mammography, breast ultrasound, breast MRI and image guided biopsy as well as the development of clinical skills such as the formulation of image based treatment plans and recommendations for breast cancer patients. Her prior training as a psychiatry resident at Duke University gives her a unique perspective in dealing with and assessing patients’ emotional concerns as they are being evaluated for a possible breast cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Jones is board certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR) and is a member of the American College of Radiology (ACR) as well as the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI).

Michael Linver, MD, FACR, FSBI

Dr. Michael N. Linver is the consulting editor of the Breast Test Book. He is a renowned figure in the field of mammography and has lectured nationally and internationally in more than 23 countries on the topic of mammography.

Dr. Michael Linver, FACR, FSBI is Director of Mammography for X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C., in Albuquerque, and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of New Mexico. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He completed his post-graduate medical training at the University of California at San Francisco, Vanderbilt University, and the University of New Mexico. He has been a specialist in Breast Imaging for the past 29 years.

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This richly illustrated book, written by three breast cancer experts with decades of experience in mammography screening and in the diagnosis of breast diseases, will help women understand the complex structure of the normal breast. Unlike other organs in the body, breast structure varies from woman to woman, and also changes in composition from decade to decade in the same woman. There are also enormous variations in the appearance of benign and malignant breast diseases. The unique three-dimensional (3D) stereoscopic photographs of breast tissue found in this book, including comparisons to structurally similar flowers and trees, provide a key to understanding how the breast is built and how its delicate structure will be altered by benign and malignant diseases.

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A Message from the Author

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women. Although cardiovascular-related deaths significantly outnumber breast cancer deaths, breast cancer is arguably the most feared diagnosis among American women. Great strides have been made to heighten public awareness of breast cancer, with particular emphasis on early detection with mammography.

Breast radiologists regularly witness the extreme anxiety that just the thought of being diagnosed with breast cancer can cause a patient. This anxious anticipation is often heightened by a lack of knowledge about what to expect from the process of breast imaging evaluation, which is frustrating for both patient and practitioner and can negatively affect the experience. The Breast Test Book is a straightforward guide to the process of radiologic breast evaluations. Based on the most current scientific research and best standards of clinical practice, it will help debunk myths, shed light on misinformation, and provide clear facts about what women should expect from these screenings. This improved understanding will ultimately allow patients to play more active roles in their own care and, in the event that a diagnosis is made, give them confidence in their treatment.

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