Is mammographies a word?

mam·mog·ra·phy. 1. Radiological examination of the breast, used to screen for or evaluate tumors and other abnormalities.

What does Category 4 mean on a mammogram?

A category 4 score indicates a suspicious finding or abnormality. In this instance, there is a 20 to 35 percent chance of cancer. To confirm, your doctor will need to perform a biopsy to test a small tissue sample.

What is heterogeneously dense?

Heterogeneously dense indicates that some areas of non-dense tissue were found, but the majority of the breast tissue is dense. About 40 percent women have this result. Extremely dense indicates that nearly all the breast tissue is dense. About 10 percent of women have this result.

What causes breast tomosynthesis?

Breast tomosynthesis aids in the early detection and diagnosis of breast disease. An x-ray exam helps doctors diagnose and treat medical conditions. It exposes you to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures of the inside of the body. X-rays are the oldest and most often used form of medical imaging.

What does a mastectomy?

Mastectomy is breast cancer surgery that removes the entire breast. A mastectomy might be done: When a woman cannot be treated with breast-conserving surgery (lumpectomy), which saves most of the breast.

What is the meaning of Mastalgia?

Breast pain (mastalgia) can be described as tenderness, throbbing, sharp, stabbing, burning pain or tightness in the breast tissue. The pain may be constant or it may occur only occasionally, and it can occur in men, women and transgender people. Breast pain can range from mild to severe.

What does Birad 5 mean?

BI-RADS 5 lesions under the BI-RADS (breast imaging reporting and data system) refer to breast lesions that are highly suspicious for malignancy, requiring appropriate action to be taken (i.e. biopsy and management as appropriate).