Multiple mass lesions left breast

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger


Routine screening in a 66 yr old female.

Patient Data

Age: 65 years old
Gender: Female

This case is presnted to illustrate 3 D orientation on a mammogram.


Case Discussion

This case illustrates how important it is to correlate the mammogram findings with ultrasound findings in 3 dimensions, keeping in mind the mammogram views are not at right angles to each other. You cannot simply assume that the ultrasound lesion you are presented with is in fact the lesion seen on the mammogram. 

If you have both mammogram and ultrasound images use the opportunity to decide on the mammogram on which radian the lesion is and make sure it correlates with the ultrasound position. In this specific case the initial reader thought the lesion was at 3 o'clock which is clearly not possible if you look at the mammogram.

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Case information

rID: 26524
Published: 26th Dec 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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