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Why would a radiologist have the hospital call me 24 hours after my mammogram to request that i come in for an ultrasound asap?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: The radiologist

saw something that needs further characterization, possibly a mass or potential cyst.
Usually these turn out to be nothing of concern, but sometimes not.

In brief: The radiologist

saw something that needs further characterization, possibly a mass or potential cyst.
Usually these turn out to be nothing of concern, but sometimes not.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: For more information

Dear lion77379, a radiologist can call you back if they see something on a mammogram which needs a detailed analysis with another imaging study such as an ultrasound.
This helps the radiologist further characterize what they see on mammogram and help them gain more information to call it benign/normal or if it needs further workup, such as a biopsy. Hope that helps.

In brief: For more information

Dear lion77379, a radiologist can call you back if they see something on a mammogram which needs a detailed analysis with another imaging study such as an ultrasound.
This helps the radiologist further characterize what they see on mammogram and help them gain more information to call it benign/normal or if it needs further workup, such as a biopsy. Hope that helps.
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Dr. Shaad Abdullah
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Suspicious finding

On second thought radiologist felt that more information was required.
Could be a small cyst or what could be small fibroma or tumor. Ultrasound is next step in checking it out. Odds ar in your favor that it is benign. Still in your favor if ultrasound suggests need for a biopsy. Worst case scenario, which is unlikely but pupose of mammogram , is that you have a small/early tumor. Good luck.

In brief: Suspicious finding

On second thought radiologist felt that more information was required.
Could be a small cyst or what could be small fibroma or tumor. Ultrasound is next step in checking it out. Odds ar in your favor that it is benign. Still in your favor if ultrasound suggests need for a biopsy. Worst case scenario, which is unlikely but pupose of mammogram , is that you have a small/early tumor. Good luck.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Abnormal mammogram

Most likely there is something in your mammogram that needs more evaluation and ultrasound is needed to confirm and evaluate further on the abnormality in mammogram. Call your ordering physician as most likely your doctor is the one who ordered the ultrasound as well.

In brief: Abnormal mammogram

Most likely there is something in your mammogram that needs more evaluation and ultrasound is needed to confirm and evaluate further on the abnormality in mammogram. Call your ordering physician as most likely your doctor is the one who ordered the ultrasound as well.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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