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Mammogram Results Calcification
That description: is not specific enough to venture a guess as to the level of suspicion. Other mammographic/sonographic features will determine how suspicious it is, and whether biopsy is indicated. Was this a screening mammo? Likely you will need additional mammo views and an ulltrasound for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Needs investigation: Although breast calcifications may not necessarily mean cancer, pleomorphic calcifications are suspicious. A biopsy should be done. Talk to your doctor. Pleomorphism means that something is of varying shape and characteristics. A non-cancerous or benign calcification will be read as "benign-appearing". Don't delay your biopsy. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense which may obsure sm masses Birads 2 breasts no suspicious masses dr wanting ultrasound report said annual mammo ?
Mammo report NO INTERVAL CHANGES NOTED mean finding HETEROGENEOUSLY DENSE which may OBSCURE SMALL MASSES BIRADS 2 BENIGN FINDING why unltrasound ?
Mammogram shows macro calcifications,& bilateral axillary sub cm nodes. Ultrasound shows normal readings. Strong family history of bc &uterine cancer.
Calcifications: Whether or not calcifications need to be biopsied primarily depends on their size, shape, and distribution. If they are typically benign based on those criteria, biopsy is usually not indicated. "Sub centimeter" axillary lymph nodes are normal findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does then mean Heterogeneously dense breast ?
Breast tissue variab: The breast tissue density among women is quite variable and ranges from dense to lucent and any degree of mixed forms(that is what heterogeneous means as opposed to homogeneous). The breast that is very dense can sometimes hide a small breast Cancer . That is why such women are advised to have examination with an ultrasound in addition to mammography. You do not seem to have that problem. ...Read more
Needs Further Eval: Asymmetry implies that there may be an underlying tumor where the breast tissue is more prominent. The next step is to get a diagnostic mammogram +/- ultrasound to see if this is just a "shadow" or an abnormality that warrants a biopsy (these turn out to be shadows most of the time). Please discuss this further with the doctor that ordered your mammogram. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
3cm hypoechoic solid vascular thyroid nodule with a cluster of hurthle cells, fna benign, follow up ultrasound now shows microcalcifications. Cancer?
Not necessarily...: The fact that FNA was reported as benign, the nodule is unlikely to be malignant. Small droplets of benign colloid often mimic "microcalcificatins" of papillary tumor, hence caution is advised. I would suggest repeating the FNA, and consider also collecting samples for gene profiling studies, such as, those manufactured by Veracyte and Asuragen (Note:I have no financial/other interest.) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid ultrasound shows new mural nodule, calcifications, masses, lesions, and lymphadenopathy. Possible cancer?
Mammo shows Heterogeneously dense breasts Birads 2 Benign finding what does Heterogeneously dense breast mean? my dr wants a ultrasound is it needed?
Uniform dense breast: In the young female the breast is extremely dense and consists of mostly breast tissue. With age, the breast tissue is dispersed with fatty tissue so that over 35yo mammo can be performed and one can visualize breast tissue. In some patients over 50 the mammo shows only sheets of dense breast tissue with no fat spread interstitially. Here a small lesion can only be detected by ultrasound. ...Read more
Have fibrocystic breast disease. Ultrasound shows 1cm well circumscribed breast nodule and doc wants biopsy? Normal procedure?
Yes: Core needle biopsy is routine procedure for any mass found on mammography or ultrasound. It doesn't sound like it is cancer, but the reason you had the ultrasound in the first place is to see if there were anything that your doctor can't feel on exam, right? Now that they see something, you need to find out what it is. By doing a biopsy, you will know for sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ultrasound on lump done. Report says birad1, tissue looks fibrocystic. what does that mean? ultrasound done 3x in 2 mths. Change of missing cancer?
Recent ultrasound showed nodule on thyroid 1.3x0.8x1cm heterogenous calcification, hyperechoic focu likely due to colloid can you interpret this?
Most nodules benign: Thyroid nodules are often detected incidentally when a patient has neck us.Nodules may range in size from several mm to several cm. With frequency of ultrasounds obtained, incidental thyroid nodules are frequently found.Us can describe nodules and sometimes infer likelihood of benign vs malig.Biopsy most accurate with some specialists advocating biopsy of nodules greater than 1cm others 1.5 cm. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo: focal asymmetry, sono: lipomas and adenopahies, surgeon recommend come back in 3 month, radiologist recommends mri:why?
Depends...: Depends upon radiologists degree of suspicion. It seems as if the radiologist wants to better evaluate the area of focal asymmetry, especially if there are no prior mammograms for comparative evaluation. Does the surgeon have any information which the radiologist does not? For a definitive pathological evaluation, a stereotactic core biopsy would give the best answer, without a diagnosis delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammo:ill marginated focal assymetry, sono:two lipomas or intramamary lymphs, mri:looks benign but birads 4, and recommends biopsy.Im confused/scared!
Seek expert opinion: I would advise that you consult a breast cancer surgeon or medical oncologist who has reputation of being a specialist in breast diseases/cancer. Based on your history, you may need to have a biopsy of the lumps/masses/ shadows that you have mentioned. That is the final solution to any palpable/visible lump in the breast. This will remove your anxiety which is due to the uncertainty you are facin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mammograms shows increase in nodular density left breast. The radiologist can't see. Need spot test and ultrasound help?
What does 'prominent soft tissue density demonstrating decreased attenuation on postcontrast imaging' mean on a CT report?
Depends...: Depends on where in the body it is what structure it is referring to - like a lymph node, in an organ, outside an organ or lymph node region, or in the subcutaneous tissues. I would need more information to expand more. ...Read more
Depends: This depends on the organ of interest. This is not uncommon with the ovaries and uterus as us has an advantage. This is same with the breasts as well. As for other organs in the abdomen, sometimes it may depends on the patient's body habitus or lack of intravenous contrast/dye that some finding may not be apparent on ct. ...Read more
What do thyroid US results mean? Homogeneous echogenicity. Multiple nodules bilaterally, no cysts ID'd. Heterogeneous parenchyma w/bilateral nodules.
Thyroid nodules: Did they measure the largest nodules? Thyroid nodules are fairly common, and the vast majority of them are not cancerous, but if one is above 1 cm, a biopsy may be considered (there's some variation in how thyroid nodules are managed). Some can give you hyperthyroidism. I'd speak with your doctor or an endocrinologist about further steps. ...Read more
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