This module begins with a review of embryologic breast development covering developmental variants and
congenital anomalies and progresses to a discussion of the internal and external anatomy of the female breast
tissues and surrounding structures, including veins, arteries, nerves, and the lymphatic system. Cases are
presented to demonstrate the sonographic anatomy of the breast zones, layers, tissues, and glandular elements.
The muscles of the chest wall are shown sonographically. In conclusion, the hormonal changes associated with
adolescence, pregnancy, lactation, and menopause are depicted with case examples.
Core Concepts: 60 min
Focus Session: 45 min
1.25 SDMS CME