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Volume 8 Supplement 1

Symposium Mammographicum 2006

Open Access

Further mammographic views: the importance of getting it right

  • S Dyson1,
  • V Milnes1 and
  • V Phillips1
Breast Cancer Research20068(Suppl 1):P53

Published: 10 July 2006


Cancer ResearchAccurate DiagnosisDefinitive AnswerExtra InformationMisleading Result

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.

Authors’ Affiliations

King's College Hospital, London, UK


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