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Volume 8 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2006

Further mammographic views: the importance of getting it right

The accurate diagnosis of breast pathology through mammography can be enhanced by the judicious use of 'additional views' [1, 2]. When carefully applied, these techniques can give definitive answers to problems indicated on the original films [3]. However, when seeking extra information it is critical that the correct techniques are applied. If additional views are taken incorrectly or inaccurately, they can produce misleading results or false-negative findings. Therefore, our aim in this poster is to delineate proper applications and to demonstrate – with the help of case studies – just when and how the taking of additional views can prove to be a valuable tool. Equally, we show that their inappropriate use can disguise real pathologies that are intimated on the original films.

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Dyson, S., Milnes, V. & Phillips, V. Further mammographic views: the importance of getting it right. Breast Cancer Res 8, P53 (2006). https://doi.org/10.1186/bcr1468

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Keywords

  • Cancer Research
  • Accurate Diagnosis
  • Definitive Answer
  • Extra Information
  • Misleading Result