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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Guy VanDell
22 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Look for different t: They evaluate for different things and each can be complementary of each other in case of a abnormal finding on physical or mammogram.
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Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Important info: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
US and mammo: US generally used to further evaluate mammographic or palpable abnormalities. One of the main strengths is the ability to differentiate solid masses ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Ultrasound: May be needed to determine the diagnosis of a mass?
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if...: ...The mammogram finds a "density", the ultrasound is very useful for determining if that density is solid (a tumor) or fluid-filled (a cyst). If sol ... Read More
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: If you have a lump that can be felt, it's likely the radiologist will want an ultrasound as well as mammogram. Mammogram uses x-rays to see calcificat ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Suspicious only: Imaging techniques other than an MRI may be an indication of the level of suspicion for malignancy in the context of several other findings on history ... Read More
Dr. Hosea Mcadoo
54 years experience Radiology
Sometimes.: There are lesions that can be determined with a high level of assurance to be benign and lesions that can be determined to be malignant.. There are al ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
No, : a biopsy is necessary to definitively diagnose malignancy. Mammo/US evaluation will give you the probability of malignancy based on the BIRADS code: ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Canale
29 years experience Breast Surgery
Sound vs xrays: Mammograms use xrays to image the breast tissue. Screening mmgs involve 2 views (mlo, cc) of each whole breast. Ultrasound uses sound waves to produ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Mammogram/Ultrasound: The mammogram (mg) and ultrasound(us) show breast tissue in different ways. The mg is better for women with fatty breasts. The us can help tell if a ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tushar Patel
25 years experience Radiology
Sonar vs Xray: Breast ultrasound use sound waves (i.e. Sonar) and are used to determine if a lump is solid, (usually require biopsy) or a cyst (a fluid containing le ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Further studies : I don't know what you mean by controls? But anyway you need to see your doctor for further studies for the nipple discharge. Now get going
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
To further: evaluate BREAST PAIN or a BREAST MASS NOT "picked up by US or Mammography.... Suggest strongly that u ask the ordering Physician or Health Care Provi ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Your : Your healthcare provider most likely wants to examine some tissue further. Ultrasounds can detect tissue abnormalities using ultrasound. It is prudent ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Doubt it: Breast tenderness, particularly bilateral, would be an unlikely presentation of cancer of the breast. More likely it is painful gynecomastia due to m ... Read More

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