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A 34-year-old member asked:

Found breast lump, dr ordered ultrasound and then radiologist wanted mammogram. would i really need both?

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Dr. Eva Duckett
Radiology 32 years experience
Yes: Jaybee when you are having a problem and over 30 yrs old, a mammogram is almost always a part of the work up even if a sonogram is done first. Depending on the results of both, it will help the radiologist determine the cause and whether more testing such as MRI or a biopsy might be needed.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
They are: complementary tests, each potentially providing additional information not obtainable with the other.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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