Breast Diagnostics

Diagnostic imaging: Mammography

Mammography

Diagnostic imaging: Mammography

Mammography

Methods and measures of breast imaging are essential components of breast diagnostics.

Another important part is played by self-examination (palpation) of the breast.

Mammography is regarded as the standard imaging process, which is frequently carried out in combination with an ultrasound examination of the mammary gland. In specific cases these are supplemented by special examinations such as additional recordings or enlarged images.

When patients have suffered from a tumour in the past, supplementary magnetic resonance tomography (mamma MRT) is used to differentiate between scar tissue and renewed tumour activity.

Using a biopsy of any suspect area, tissue samples can be obtained for further assessment without the need for major interventions. Innovations like tomosynthesis and 3-D sonography contribute to increasing diagnostic certainty.