Breast imaging – Mammography technique – Mammography procedure – Additional mammographic views – Lumpectomy specimen mammography
Preclinical cancers or suspicious clusters of microcalcifications detected on screening mammography are further evaluated with image-guided biopsy. If carcinoma in situ or malignancy is detected, most patients undergo wide excision of the lesion as a breast-conserving procedure. Hookwire localization is used for the excision and biopsy of clinically non-palpable breast lesions. Mammography of the lumpectomy specimen is an important intraoperative step to ensure complete excision.
Advantages of specimen mammography
Mammogram right breast shows developing asymmetry
Lumpectomy specimen mammogram