After a questionable Mammogram
While mammography remains the primary method of early detection, there are times when additional testing is necessary. Several factors are known to limit the effectiveness of mammograms:
- Dense breast tissue can hide suspicious areas in the mammogram
- Breast implants tend to make mammograms difficult to read
- Lumps do not always show up on mammograms
- Scar tissue can make the mammogram difficult to interpret
- Abnormalities often appear on mammograms but cannot be identified
To address these limitations, testing beyond mammography is often necessary. Your doctor may include tomosynthesis (3D mammograhy), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), or Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI).
Molecular Breast Imaging (MBI) goes beyond other imaging modalities. MBI has proven to detect cancers missed by mammography and ultrasound, while leading to fewer negative biopsies than MRI.
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