Late mediolateral view

A late mediolateral projection is an additional view that can be used whenever,in the presence of rounded calcifications of probable intracystic nature, the standard ML view does not allow the recognition of the characteristic tea cups appearance due to the density of milk of calcium.

A second mediolateral performed at 90'' from the first ML projection, reducing the compression during the wait, it will confirm the intracystic nature of the calcification whereas the milk of calcium settles on the bottom of the cavity.

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Breast imaging and pathology
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Article Information

rID: 15372
System: Breast
Section: Radiography
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Late mediolateral projection
  • Late LM projection

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