Breast imaging – Mammography technique – Pitfalls in techniques of mammography – Overstretched RCC and RMLO views
If the serratus anterior appears to be a suspicious area of architectural distortion it may be that the views have been overstretched.
Probable cause – overstretched RCC and RMLO views
Overambitious attempts to include as much of the breast tissue as possible onto the breast paddle. In an overstretched RMLO view, the serratus anterior appears as a suspicious architectural distortion.
- Do not overstretch the breast tissue onto the mammographic field.
- Targeted breast ultrasound in the region of concern will rule out the presence of a mass.
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