In this post, we will show all of the common views used in mammography and briefly describe the specific purpose of each technique.
Remember, screening mammography is just that (a screening exam). The patient cannot have any lumps, nipple discharge or other symptoms. If they do, they must undergo a full diagnostic evaluation.
A screening exam is typically limited in the number of mammographic views obtained, whereas the entire complement of mammographic positions and ultrasound are available during a diagnostic evaluation.
Let’s start with the basic views…