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Should both mammogram and sonogram be done forlarge breasts?

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Dr. David Finke answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

If the breast tissue is dense, it is often helpful to perform a directed-sonogram with a clinical breast exam and mammogram. On the other hand, MRI is also useful in the setting of increased risk of breast cancer or if the mammogram and sonogram aren't helpful.

Answered Mar 22, 2020

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Each is good for a specific problem. Start with the mammogram and if no abn. Findings then sono not necc. If area of question, sono can tell diff. Between a cyst or mass.

Answered Jan 14, 2014

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Dr. Michael Gabor answered

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology

is not required on the basis of large breasts. In the screening setting, mammography alone is sufficient, unless of course there is an abnormality and a diagnostic work up is needed. In women with dense breasts, adjunct screening ultrasound may have some added value, but strictly on the basis of the size of the breasts, no.

Answered Jul 14, 2014

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