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Bayonne, NJ
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 34 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.
Last updated Jan 17, 2020

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