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1

Screening vs diagnostic mammography

Screening is for asymptomatic women, limited views
Diagnostic for symptomatic women with history of cancer or with implants, additional views

2

2 main views for mammography

Mediolateral oblique
Craniocaudal

3

Is adipose dark or light on a mammogram

Dark (doesnt stop a lot of X rays)

4

Target population for BC screening program

Women aged 50-69 years
Also available to women 40-49 and 70+ (but need patient or family doc request)

5

How often are average risk women screened?

Every 2 years

6

How often are higher than average risk women screened

Every year

7

3 main risk factors that make someone above average risk

Family history of breast cancer
Genetic mutations
Previous radiation to chest

8

Do dense breasts make it easier or harder to see masses?

Harder

9

MRI for breast screening

Excellent detail but can be very sensitive (increase risk of false positives)
No radiation
Limited resource

10

If a woman is pregnant, which modality do we used first?

Ultrasound