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For best detection which is best digital mammogram or sonogram?
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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Mammogram
A mammogram (preferably digital) is still the best screening imaging tool .
Ultrasound is not currently used as a universal screening modality. However, it is an excellen adjunct test if there is a clinical, mammographic or MRI abnormality which needs further evaluation. In addition ultrasound is also very effective in targetting a lesion which may need a biopsy if it can be seen by ultrasound.

In brief: Mammogram
A mammogram (preferably digital) is still the best screening imaging tool .
Ultrasound is not currently used as a universal screening modality. However, it is an excellen adjunct test if there is a clinical, mammographic or MRI abnormality which needs further evaluation. In addition ultrasound is also very effective in targetting a lesion which may need a biopsy if it can be seen by ultrasound.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Mammogram
Mammogram remains the first choice for breast cancer screening.
There is a select group of patients for whom screening ultrasound and MRI breast will be added to supplement the mammogram.

In brief: Mammogram
Mammogram remains the first choice for breast cancer screening.
There is a select group of patients for whom screening ultrasound and MRI breast will be added to supplement the mammogram.
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
Dr. Stephen Saponaro
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
In brief: Mammo/US
Mammo is the standard of care for screening.
Mammo is approximately 80% sensitive for detecting breast cancer. Sensitivity decreases in women with dense breasts, some say to as low as 40-50%. There is some data to support adding screening US as a supplement to mammography in women with dense breasts, which can detect an additional 3-5 cancers per 1000 patients. False positives a problem though

In brief: Mammo/US
Mammo is the standard of care for screening.
Mammo is approximately 80% sensitive for detecting breast cancer. Sensitivity decreases in women with dense breasts, some say to as low as 40-50%. There is some data to support adding screening US as a supplement to mammography in women with dense breasts, which can detect an additional 3-5 cancers per 1000 patients. False positives a problem though
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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