E1415. Post-Treatment Thoracic Changes in Breast Cancer Patients
  1. Eloy Naranjo; Hospital General Granollers
  2. Nadia Serrano; Hospital General Granollers
  3. Andrés Rodriguez; Hospital General Granollers
  4. Ana Calderwood; Hospital General Granollers
  5. Leonela Lepore; Hospital General Granollers
  6. Andreína Rincón; Hospital General Granollers
  7. Xavier Pruna; Hospital General Granollers
Nowadays, due to screening programs, breast cancer is a common pathology detected and treated precociously in many cases. Given this situation, it is common for radiologists, either in their daily or emergency practice, to find patients with breast cancer who have undergone treatment or who are currently doing it.

Educational Goals / Teaching Points
The goal of this exhibit is to provide an interactive and visual review of thoracic changes (surgical and after hormonal/chemotherapeutic treatments) that can be found in these patients. This exhibit aims to present an illustrative compilation of thoracic and pulmonary changes in patients treated for breast cancer; providing an algorithmic approach of these radiologic changes based on progression time and location in the lung, reviewing the most meaningful findings to allow radiologists to differentiate them from general thoracic pathology.

Key Anatomic/Physiologic Issues and Imaging Findings/Techniques
Posttreatment radiologic computed tomography (CT) findings in breast cancer include post-surgical changes (removal and reconstruction of the affected breast), changes after and during hormonal/chemotherapy (appearance of interstitial pathology and other common signs in the lung), and post-radiotherapy changes (identifying irradiation regions and their associated findings over time).

Familiarity with patients treated for breast cancer will allow radiologists to identify and differentiate these findings from other common ones in a faster and more efficient way.