Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Mammography Screening - Benefits and Risks

Lachezar Manchev

Trakia University


Mammography Screening Malignant Breast Tumors Benign Brest Tumors Microcalcifications Profilaxis Breast Variations Normal Breast Parenchyma Calcifications Radiation-induced Breast Cancer Ionizing Radiation Risk Factors

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About the book

Breast imaging usually refers to mammography. The primary task of this imaging study is to detect the early signs of breast cancer and then to improve survival. In recent years, the computer-aided detection programs are built into modern digital mammography equipment, which makes it easier to put the right diagnosis on time.
The following book will aim to explain clearly the main principles of mammography - advantages, disadvantages, benefits, and risks. Also, it has to offer detailed information about the screening, the early mammographic findings in breast cancer and the normal imaging anatomy of the breast and the process of aging. A significant part of the book will be dedicated to successful differentiation between benign and malignant breast calcifications. Another important task is to focus attention to the potential for radiation-induced breast cancer and to the screening of people with a family history of malignant breast tumors. Тhere will be included also practical advice and mammographic guidelines useful in daily medical practice.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: August 21st 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 10th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: January 29th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: March 29th 2020

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About the editor

Lachezar Manchev

Trakia University Lachezar Ivanov Manchev, MD, Ph.D. graduated in medicine at Medical Faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria in 2010. Since 2010 he works as a radiologist in the Department of Diagnostic Imaging at University Hospital, Stara Zagora. Between 2013 and 2018 he was an assistant professor in the Department of Radiology in Medical faculty, Trakia University, Stara Zagora. Since 2018 he is an associate professor in Radiology at the same university. In his teaching practice, he presents lectures and tutorials in Bulgarian to medical, nursing, midwifery and rehabilitation students, in subject areas including X-ray, CT, MRI, Angiography, Mammography, Ultrasound, and DSG. L.Manchev presents lectures and tutorials also in English, to medical students from the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Since 2016, he works as a part-time lecturer for the Faculty of Public Health and Health Care, University Prof. Asen Zlatarov Burgas, Bulgaria. In his practice, he has passed over 10 courses in different fields of radiology. He speaks fluently English, German and Italian.

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