Pseudocalcifications in the breast

Pseudocalcifications and artifacts in the breast include 

  • gold deposits in lymph nodes  from intramuscular gold therapy for rheumatoid arthritis 
  • adhesive tape
  • deodorant
  • film-screen artifacts

They should be differentiated from parenchymal calcification. Precautions to be taken are to ask the patient to avoid usage of powder, deodorant or creams on the breast prior to a mammogram and if used should be removed adequately.

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rID: 25780
System: Breast
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Pseudocalcifications in breast

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