Breast imaging – Mammography interpretation – Mammography lexicon – Calcifications – Distribution of calcifications
Calcifications in the breast parenchyma can be categorized according to their distribution.
Diffuse or scattered calcifications in a large volume of the breast or throughout the breast are benign calcifications. It is unusual for breast cancer calcifications to have such extensive involvement. Stability of the calcifications on short-interval follow-up mammograms at 6 months for 2 years and then annually is a likely indicator of benign calcifications.
Diffuse or scattered calcifications
Grouped or clustered calcifications