FAQ-Women’s Imaging

What is the imaging protocol for palpable breast masses?

Evaluation of a palpable breast mass in a female
Age
Imaging Protocol
<20
Ultrasound only
20-29
Ultrasound only
30 and up
Bilateral diagnostic mammograms
Ultrasound of symptomatic breast

 

Evaluation of a palpable breast mass in a male
Age
Imaging Protocol
<20
Ultrasound only
>20
Bilateral diagnostic mammogram (Ultrasound if lesion is not subareolar)

What are the guidelines for the use of Breast MRI?

2013 ACR Practice Guidelines for the use of Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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