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Case 35 Answer 1

For patients with palpable lumps, I generally recommend a standard protocol which includes spot compression magnification views (CC and Lat) of the lump and ultrasound in addition to the standard CC and MLO views. If the breasts are entirely fat density on standard views, then the spot mags and ultrasound are omitted.

The spot mags in this case were unrevealing. Often, however, these views show an underlying mass or calcifications within a mass. The ultrasound is presented here:

Case 35 US:

  • What is your overall assessment?

      a. BI-RADS 2, Benign.

      b. BI-RADS 3, Probably Benign.

      c. BI-RADS 4, Suspicious.

      d. BI _RADS 5, Highly Suggestive of Malignancy.




  • Last update: Monday, June 17, 2002 at 2:02:12 PM.