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Case 24 Continued

BI-RADS 0. A 7mm round mass is present in the lower inner left breast. Recommend ultrasound first. If a simple cyst is present, we will avoid an unneccessary mammogram. Since we are confident a mass is present, performing a diagnostic mammogram first will not preclude doing an ultrasound. One cannot assess whether this mass is 'benign' or 'probably benign' without first performing a diagnostic work-up.

The mass was not seen by ultrasound, so a diagnostic mammogram was performed:

Case 24 SCM:

  • Now what is your assessment?

      a. BI-RADS 2, Benign. Circumscribed mass with no ultrasound correlate.

      b. BI-RADS 3, Probably Benign. Circumscribed mass on baseline mammogram.

      c. BI-RADS 4, Suspicious.




  • Last update: Monday, December 10, 2001 at 10:36:10 AM.