Breast imaging – Mammography technique – Mammography procedure – Additional mammographic views – Exaggerated CC view
An exaggerated CC (XCC) view can be taken for a suspected lesion in the lateral or medial breast tissues detected on standard CC view. It can be taken laterally (XCCL) or medially (XCCM). The XCCL view is a lateral extension of the CC projection. It shows lesions in the lateral half of the breast tissue, which is projected more completely onto the detector.
Steps to obtain the XCCL view
Comparison between CC view and XCCL view of the right breast
Right breast far lateral mass seen in the XCCL view
XCCM is a medial extension of the CC projection. It is obtained for a patient with clinical suspicion of a lesion in the medial half of the breast.
The medial breast tissue is almost always completely included in the CC view.
However, sometimes XCCM is taken for the medial half of the breast. The medial portion of the breast is more completely included onto the detector for a far medial lesion.
Steps to obtain the XCCM view
XCCM view of the right breast
Comparison between CC view and XCCM view of the left breast