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Should both mammogram and sonogram be done forlarge breasts?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Maybe

Each is good for a specific problem. Start with the mammogram and if no abn.
Findings then sono not necc. If area of question, sono can tell diff. Between a cyst or mass.

In brief: Maybe

Each is good for a specific problem. Start with the mammogram and if no abn.
Findings then sono not necc. If area of question, sono can tell diff. Between a cyst or mass.
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Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

If the breast tissue is dense, it is often helpful to perform a directed-sonogram with a clinical breast exam and mammogram.
On the other hand, MRI is also useful in the setting of increased risk of breast cancer or if the mammogram and sonogram aren't helpful.

In brief: Not necessarily

If the breast tissue is dense, it is often helpful to perform a directed-sonogram with a clinical breast exam and mammogram.
On the other hand, MRI is also useful in the setting of increased risk of breast cancer or if the mammogram and sonogram aren't helpful.
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: An ultrasound

is not required on the basis of large breasts.
In the screening setting, mammography alone is sufficient, unless of course there is an abnormality and a diagnostic work up is needed. In women with dense breasts, adjunct screening ultrasound may have some added value, but strictly on the basis of the size of the breasts, no.

In brief: An ultrasound

is not required on the basis of large breasts.
In the screening setting, mammography alone is sufficient, unless of course there is an abnormality and a diagnostic work up is needed. In women with dense breasts, adjunct screening ultrasound may have some added value, but strictly on the basis of the size of the breasts, no.
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: Mammo yes

Ultrasound not always.

In brief: Mammo yes

Ultrasound not always.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: What is the question

Hello t0myy322. I am not sure what your question is, but mammography is the generally accepted standard for radiographic screening for breast cancer.
Breast size should not matter. Ultrasound is not appropriate for screening, but can be used if a specific area of the breast is of concern. Mri is also used under certain circumstances.

In brief: What is the question

Hello t0myy322. I am not sure what your question is, but mammography is the generally accepted standard for radiographic screening for breast cancer.
Breast size should not matter. Ultrasound is not appropriate for screening, but can be used if a specific area of the breast is of concern. Mri is also used under certain circumstances.
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