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A 51-year-old female asked:

mammogram shows heterogeneously dense which may obsure small masses birads 2 both breast no suspicious masses why is my dr sending me for a ultrasound?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 33 years experience
Dense: breasts lower the sensitivity of mammography for detecting cancers, by some studies to as low as 50%. Adding screening ultrasound in this setting may improve cancer detection. This is an evolving issue in the breast imaging community and there is currently no clear consensus.

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