Breast Fibroadenoma on Ultrasound

Here is a fabulous example of a classic ultrasound appearance of a typical benign fibroadenoma, and an atypical fibroadenoma. If you have been told you have a fibroadenoma, you should watch this! Hope you liked that. I thought it was a great case demonstrating how two lesions can be the same thing but look quite […]

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Fibrocystic Breasts

This VLOG is directed towards patients. It shows the typical ultrasound appearance of normal breast tissue with some scattered benign simple cysts. This is intended for women to see what the radiologist views when breasts are described as fibrocystic. This is essentially a normal ultrasound of the breast.   Next time, I’ll post an ultrasound […]

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The Power of Mammo Tomosynthesis

I thought this would be a good vlog to make since tomosynthesis can only truly be appreciated on video and not in print. I’m still trying to figure out a format for these video posts, so please be patient with me. I’m going to target for about 3 minutes each so that they can be […]

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What to expect at breast biopsy

At this point you have completed a diagnostic examination and the findings led the radiologist to recommend a biopsy. A diagnostic work up may entail any of the modalities: mammogram, ultrasound, and/or MRI. Generally, lesions should be biopsied under the modality where they are best visualized, particularly for subtle lesions. That being said I will […]

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Mammogram – What does a radiologist look for?

When a radiologist is reviewing your mammogram there are three things in particular they are looking for to exclude possible cancer: mass, architectural distortion, and suspicious calcifications. We will discuss each feature, but many of these things may only be detected when comparing to prior exams, which is why you should have ANNUAL mammograms. As […]

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Mammogram – what is BI-RADS and what does it mean to me?

BI-RADS stands for the Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System. Along with breast density, it is the only other mandated requirement to appear in your breast report. Your BI-RADS score determines your next course of action. Structured data reporting and collection began with mammography. Just as Apple has the iEverything, the American College of Radiology (ACR) as the […]

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Mammogram – What does my breast density mean?

Every screening mammogram report should include an assessment for breast density. It may include a callback letter requesting you return for further evaluation. Mammographically, the breasts are made of two types of tissue: fat and fibroglandular tissue (glands and ducts for milk production and the supporting structures and ligaments). By convention from old film screen […]

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