Breast imaging – Breast ultrasound – Learning breast ultrasound – Interpreting the abnormalities
Localization of the abnormality
The detected breast lesion can be located using the following features:
Characterization of the abnormality
- quadrant of the breast;
- depth of the lesion in the breast (premammary zone 1, mammary zone 2, or retromammary zone 3); and
- distance from the nipple, which is the standard reference point in the breast.
Abnormalities detected on breast ultrasound are characterized using descriptors stated in the ultrasound BI-RADS lexicon.
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