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Which is a better diagnostic procedure a digital mammogram or sonogram?
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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
4 doctors agree
In brief: Digital mammogram
For general screening, mammograms, while imperfect, remain the best tool and digital mammograms are better at "seeing through" breast tissue.
A mammogram is more likely to miss cancers in women with dense breast tissue and young women. Ultrasound is most often used with mammogram either to help characterize abnormalities seen on mammogram or to aid in finding abnormalities in dense breast tissue.

In brief: Digital mammogram
For general screening, mammograms, while imperfect, remain the best tool and digital mammograms are better at "seeing through" breast tissue.
A mammogram is more likely to miss cancers in women with dense breast tissue and young women. Ultrasound is most often used with mammogram either to help characterize abnormalities seen on mammogram or to aid in finding abnormalities in dense breast tissue.
Dr. Deanna Attai
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: It depends
Neither is inherently better than the other, they are complementary diagnostic studies, and one or another or both may be appropriate depending on the clinical situation.
At your age, ultrasound is probably the initial imaging study of choice if you have a lump. In the screening setting, mammo is the standard of care, but the role of ultrasound is evolving, particularly in dense breasts.

In brief: It depends
Neither is inherently better than the other, they are complementary diagnostic studies, and one or another or both may be appropriate depending on the clinical situation.
At your age, ultrasound is probably the initial imaging study of choice if you have a lump. In the screening setting, mammo is the standard of care, but the role of ultrasound is evolving, particularly in dense breasts.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Both good
Start with mammogram.
See radiologyinfo.Org.

In brief: Both good
Start with mammogram.
See radiologyinfo.Org.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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