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Mammography Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Breast cancer accounts for ____% of malignancies in men
    • A. 

      Less than 1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      73

  • 2. 
    Which anatomical structures typically develop in the male breast?
    • A. 

      Ductal structures

    • B. 

      Complex lobular structures

    • C. 

      Terminal ductal lobular units

    • D. 

      Lobular units and acini

  • 3. 
    A common temporary benign enlargement of the male breast is ____.
    • A. 

      Paget’s disease

    • B. 

      Infiltrating ductal carcinoma

    • C. 

      Gynecomastia

    • D. 

      Fibroadenoma

  • 4. 
    Mild cases of gynecomastia will be visualized on the mammogram as a small circumscribed density ____.
    • A. 

      In the upper outer quadrant of the breast

    • B. 

      Posterior to the nipple in the subareolar area

    • C. 

      In the tail of the breast

    • D. 

      In the axilla

  • 5. 
    A characteristic associated with gynecomastia is ____.
    • A. 

      A well-defined tender mass

    • B. 

      Irregular edges and hardness on palpation

    • C. 

      An area fixed in place with nipple retraction

    • D. 

      A painless lump

  • 6. 
    The most common type of breast cancer in the male is ____.
    • A. 

      Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

    • B. 

      Lymphoma

    • C. 

      Infiltrating ductal carcinoma (IDC)

    • D. 

      Lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS)

  • 7. 
    Infiltrating ductal carcinoma accounts for ____% of male breast cancer
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      85

  • 8. 
    The most common characteristic symptom of a male with breast cancer is ____.
    • A. 

      Breast tenderness

    • B. 

      A painless subareolar lump

    • C. 

      Nipple ulceration

    • D. 

      Axillary pain

  • 9. 
    ____ is a characteristic most likely associated with carcinoma.
    • A. 

      An area which is tender and smooth on palpation

    • B. 

      An area centrally located beneath the areola and well defined

    • C. 

      An area with irregular margins and hard on palpation

    • D. 

      Breast tenderness, unilaterally or bilaterally,

  • 10. 
    A man’s likelihood of developing breast cancer is increased by ____.(1)           Klinefelter syndrome (2)           childhood radiation of the chest(3)           family history of breast cancer
    • A. 

      1 & 2

    • B. 

      1 & 3

    • C. 

      2 & 3

    • D. 

      1, 2 & 3

  • 11. 
    An adult male with a suspicious mammogram and a firm unilateral nodule will be advised by his        physician to ____.
    • A. 

      Undergo a biopsy

    • B. 

      Wait to further observe nodule

    • C. 

      Switch medications

    • D. 

      Reduce cholesterol levels

  • 12. 
    The incidence of breast cancer in men ____.
    • A. 

      Increases with age

    • B. 

      Decreases with age

    • C. 

      Is not influenced by age

    • D. 

      Is still undetermined in its relationship to

  • 13. 
    A predisposition to breast cancer is inherited in ____.
    • A. 

      Men only

    • B. 

      Women only

    • C. 

      Both men and women

    • D. 

      Neither men nor women

  • 14. 
    About _____% of male breast cancer patients are treated by mastectomy.
    • A. 

      60

    • B. 

      80

    • C. 

      90

    • D. 

      95

  • 15. 
    The most important factor influencing prognosis in male breast cancer ____.
    • A. 

      Histologic features

    • B. 

      Size of the tumor

    • C. 

      Status of the axillary lymph nodes

    • D. 

      Stage of the disease

  • 16. 
    The principle reason for the use of mammography in male patients is to distinguish ____.
    • A. 

      Gynecomastia from simple cysts

    • B. 

      Gynecomastia from male breast cancer

    • C. 

      Pubertal hypertrophy from senescent hypertrophy

    • D. 

      Gynecomastia from benign breast enlargement

  • 17. 
    The ____ view is an alternative for the Cranio-caudal view and may be substituted.
    • A. 

      Caudo-cranial (From Below FB)

    • B. 

      Rolled

    • C. 

      Latero-Medial Oblique

    • D. 

      90 degree Medio-Lateral

  • 18. 
    A basic rule in male breast radiography is ____.
    • A. 

      Nipple markers should always be used

    • B. 

      The position of the nipple is not important

    • C. 

      As long as maximum breast tissue is included, the position of the nipple is not a concern

    • D. 

      The nipple should always be projected in profile

  • 19. 
    For the Cranio-caudal projection, the mammographer should stand on ____.
    • A. 

      The medial side of the breast being examined

    • B. 

      The lateral side of the breast being examined

    • C. 

      Either side of the breast being examined

    • D. 

      The patient’s right side

  • 20. 
    The patient’s ____ is likely to obstruct the X-ray beam when the obese patient is positioned for theCaudo-Cranial (FB) view.
    • A. 

      Abdomen

    • B. 

      Shoulder

    • C. 

      Head

    • D. 

      Opposite breast