A 48-year-old member asked:
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with a mammogram is it normal to have to have an ultrasound? i cannot afford it.

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Dr. Betsy Greenleaf
22 years experience Gynecology
Sometimes: Not all radiographic testing is 100% diagnostic. Sometimes you need additional testing to see areas of the breast more clearly. I would discuss this with your physician if they fell that the ultrasound is necessary. If it was me, i would want everything possible to do a full evaluation.
Answered on Feb 8, 2015
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Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Very common: Especially if you or your physician were able to feel something, ultrasound is frequently requested following a mammogram, even if the mammogram is normal. If the mammogram is abnormal, the ultrasound will be important in planning/doing a biopsy if needed. It would be money well spent.
Answered on Jul 27, 2012
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Sometimes: It is relatively common to use ultrasound to further evaluate mammographic findings. Perhaps if you talk to the imaging facility manager they can do something to accommodate your financial status.
Answered on Jul 12, 2014

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