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Linear calcifications found on 3D mammogram. Radiologist said she is "not thrilled about them" and set up MRI. Why? What is the significance?
A mammogram is the "gold standard" screening test for breast cancer. It's well established that yearly 'grams will DX cancers well before they are palpable, leading to earlier diagnoses and saved lives. All experts agree to begin yearly mammograms by age 50; many (including myself) believe the pro's outweigh the con's to begin at 40. Regrettably, less than half of all women ...Read more
Radiologist or Gyn question: During a digital mammogram, can a radiologist see Seborrheic Keratosis on the breasts? I have 3 large and 3 small. Will she know what they are or mark them as suspicious?
Found breast lump, dr ordered ultrasound and then radiologist wanted mammogram. Would i really need both?
Had a mammogram and was told that I have two masses on my right side and radiologist said i need more tests as my test i had in 2010 showed changes?
Had mammogram 10/14 was reported by radiologist as normal but letter from my Dr. today said imagery did not meet FDA standards should I be worried?
No. Diagnostic: Radiologists specialize in mammo interpretation, but they describe findings, suggest more imaging, but the truth comes only after biopsy. Screening is done with x-rays that are not sensitive in many cases, diagnsotic procedures can be much more sensitive. False results, positives and negatives, plague x-ray mammograms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why would a radiologist have the hospital call me 24 hours after my mammogram to request that i come in for an ultrasound asap?
Should I be seeking a second opinion when the radiologist stated an area on my baseline breast scan to be within normal tissue after a repeat mammogram and ultrasound? He would like to see me again in 6 months to compare scans.
Check with your Doc: A mammogram is a screening tool & an ultrasound and magnified views of a breast area would have given the radiologist more information. If no concerning areas are found, your doc has to correlate your risk factors with your clinical exam to decide if a repeat in 6 months is appropriate. Do this first & if still concerned, then feel free to seek a second opinion. Take good care of yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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