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Mammographic artifact leading to false-positive result.

Avelar MS, Almeida O, Alvares BR - Radiol Bras (2015 May-Jun)

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Affiliation: Departamento de Radiologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FCM-Unicamp), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

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her left breast, classified as highly suspicious mammographic findings (BI-RADS category analysis of the differences between normal breast tissue and suspicious findings requires In addition, the presence of imaging artifacts reduces the sensitivity and specificity of imaging methods, masking or inappropriate approaches... Most common artifacts are associated with factors related to the patient, to the imaging patient-related artifacts are caused by motion during images acquisition and use of The present case illustrates the necessity of a strict mammographic image quality control and correlation with clinical findings for greater diagnostic accuracy... mentioned, the skin lesion led to simulation of a clustered pleomorphic microcalcifications artifacts, in association with a continued quality control of imaging, processing, storage and images analysis, reduces the incidence of misdiagnosis and costs, e should be the objective of any team involved in mammography services.

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A,B: Mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal views of left breast showinga partially calcified nodule (circle) and a cluster of pleomorphicmicrocalcifications (arrow) located in the superolateral quadrant of the breast.C,D: Metal clip on the dermal nevus with talc residues in itsfissures, and craniocaudal view of the left breast demonstrating that the cluster ofmicrocalcifications corresponded to talc residues.
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f01: A,B: Mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal views of left breast showinga partially calcified nodule (circle) and a cluster of pleomorphicmicrocalcifications (arrow) located in the superolateral quadrant of the breast.C,D: Metal clip on the dermal nevus with talc residues in itsfissures, and craniocaudal view of the left breast demonstrating that the cluster ofmicrocalcifications corresponded to talc residues.

Mentions: A new mammography demonstrated an apparently benign nodule already present and stable inrelation to the findings of the previous mammogram, besides the presence of clusteredpleomorphic microcalcifications, both findings located in the superolateral quadrant of theleft breast. The finding of suspicious microcalcifications drew attention for being around-shaped cluster (Figures 1A and 1B).


Mammographic artifact leading to false-positive result.

Avelar MS, Almeida O, Alvares BR - Radiol Bras (2015 May-Jun)

A,B: Mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal views of left breast showinga partially calcified nodule (circle) and a cluster of pleomorphicmicrocalcifications (arrow) located in the superolateral quadrant of the breast.C,D: Metal clip on the dermal nevus with talc residues in itsfissures, and craniocaudal view of the left breast demonstrating that the cluster ofmicrocalcifications corresponded to talc residues.
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f01: A,B: Mediolateral oblique and craniocaudal views of left breast showinga partially calcified nodule (circle) and a cluster of pleomorphicmicrocalcifications (arrow) located in the superolateral quadrant of the breast.C,D: Metal clip on the dermal nevus with talc residues in itsfissures, and craniocaudal view of the left breast demonstrating that the cluster ofmicrocalcifications corresponded to talc residues.
Mentions: A new mammography demonstrated an apparently benign nodule already present and stable inrelation to the findings of the previous mammogram, besides the presence of clusteredpleomorphic microcalcifications, both findings located in the superolateral quadrant of theleft breast. The finding of suspicious microcalcifications drew attention for being around-shaped cluster (Figures 1A and 1B).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departamento de Radiologia da Faculdade de Ciências Médicas da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (FCM-Unicamp), Campinas, SP, Brazil.

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her left breast, classified as highly suspicious mammographic findings (BI-RADS category analysis of the differences between normal breast tissue and suspicious findings requires In addition, the presence of imaging artifacts reduces the sensitivity and specificity of imaging methods, masking or inappropriate approaches... Most common artifacts are associated with factors related to the patient, to the imaging patient-related artifacts are caused by motion during images acquisition and use of The present case illustrates the necessity of a strict mammographic image quality control and correlation with clinical findings for greater diagnostic accuracy... mentioned, the skin lesion led to simulation of a clustered pleomorphic microcalcifications artifacts, in association with a continued quality control of imaging, processing, storage and images analysis, reduces the incidence of misdiagnosis and costs, e should be the objective of any team involved in mammography services.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus