A member asked:

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

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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.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

They are: complementary tests, each potentially providing additional information not obtainable with the other.

Answered 7/21/2014

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