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    What does the mammography report indicate?

Posted on Wed, 29 Apr 2015 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Question: I have a query for my wife, Age 46. As a routine check-up, Mammography is done for both breasts. Following is the result of the report:

Both breasts show dense glandular parenchyma. Underlying lesion may be obscured.
No suspicious microcalcification cluster seen.
No skin thickening or nipple retraction seen.
Bilateral axillae show lymph nodes.


ADV. : Clinical and sonomammography (USG breats) correlation to review BIRADS grading.

Please suggest, do I need to go for sonomammography?
Thanks & Regards

Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Yes,your wife need ultrasonography(USG).

Detailed Answer:

Yes,your wife need ultrasound of breasts.
Since breast tissue is dense,it may obscure underlying lesions.So,she is advised for ultrasound.
Sensitivity increases with combined procedure i.e mammography and ultrasound.
Sonography is also important due to presence of axillary lymph nodes.
Sonography can evaluate if there is any lesions.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
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