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Can a radiologist tell if a nodule is cancer or not just by looking on a digital mammogram?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Biopsy for diagnosis
A radiologist may suggest that a nodule has the characteristics of cancer, but definitive diagnosis requires biopsy or removal of the nodule and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.

In brief: Biopsy for diagnosis
A radiologist may suggest that a nodule has the characteristics of cancer, but definitive diagnosis requires biopsy or removal of the nodule and examination of the tissue by a pathologist.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Probability of Ca
Nodules are characterized on mammo by various features that increase or decrease the probability of cancer.
In order to remain accredited to interpret mammo, radiologists are required to render a final interpretation categorizing the lesion into one of the following categories: benign, probably benign, suspicious, or highly suspicious. The last category implies at least a 95% chance of malignancy

In brief: Probability of Ca
Nodules are characterized on mammo by various features that increase or decrease the probability of cancer.
In order to remain accredited to interpret mammo, radiologists are required to render a final interpretation categorizing the lesion into one of the following categories: benign, probably benign, suspicious, or highly suspicious. The last category implies at least a 95% chance of malignancy
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
In brief: Sometimes
There are some masses and calcifications that have a characteristic look to them that makes one "highly suspicious" of breast cancer.
The only way to get a definitive answer is to have a biopsy-core needle or fine needle is preferred.

In brief: Sometimes
There are some masses and calcifications that have a characteristic look to them that makes one "highly suspicious" of breast cancer.
The only way to get a definitive answer is to have a biopsy-core needle or fine needle is preferred.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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