Breast ImagingEvaluation of Nipple-Areola Complex With Ultrasonography and Magnetic Resonance ImagingSarica, Ozgur MD*; Zeybek, Emin MD*; Ozturk, Enis MD†Author Information From the *Department of Radiology, Taksim Education and Research Hospital; and †Department of Radiology, Bakirkoy Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey. Received for publication January 8, 2010; accepted February 1, 2010. Reprints: Ozgur Sarica, MD, prof hifzi ozcan cd adalet sitesi A blok Daire 13 Kucukbakkalkoy-Istanbul, Turkey (e-mail: [email protected]). Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography: July 2010 - Volume 34 - Issue 4 - p 575-586 doi: 10.1097/RCT.0b013e3181d74a88 Buy Metrics Abstract Because both benign and malignant nipple periareolar region lesions may present with similar clinical findings such as nipple discharge and retraction, they require a diagnostically specific imaging workup. Despite multidisciplinary clinical approaches, malignancy cannot be excluded without diagnostic modalities. Because of the intricacy of the anatomical structures and their superficial position, the diagnostic techniques routinely used to evaluate the different sides of the breast may often be inadequate. Adjunct use of multiple imaging modalities is necessary to evaluate this region. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.