Screening mammography: rim calcifications

Case contributed by Dr Marlon Garcia H


Screening mammogram.

Patient Data

Age: 63 years

MLO and CC views.

Modality: Mammography

The composition of the breast tissue is heterogeneously dense.

Rim calcifications are demonstrated in the anterior third of the right breast.

The study was categorized as benign findings (BI-RADS 2).

Case Discussion

This type of calcifications is typically benign. If in doubt whether it is a round or rim calcification, look at the center of the calcification, rim calcifications will have a lucent center.

PlayAdd to Share

Case Information

rID: 48971
Case created: 3rd Nov 2016
Last edited: 4th Nov 2016
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

Updating… Please wait.

Alert accept

Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.