Molybdenum target photography is a new type of fully digital flat mammography technology. It is the preferred imaging method for breasts with its high resolution and good contrast. It provides a reliable guarantee for early detection of microcarcinogenesis of the breast and reduction of lymphatic metastasis rate of breast cancer. The examination needs to expose the breasts, so the upper body should wear clothes that are easy to take off.

Basic Information

Specialist classification: Oncology examination classification: X-ray

Applicable gender: whether men and women apply fasting: not fasting

Tips: Check your relaxation, check may cause physical and psychological burdens, you should face it positively, and actively cooperate with the inspection. The examination needs to expose the breasts, so the upper body should wear clothes that are easy to take off. Normal value

Border rules, the breast does not touch the mass, the nipple has no discharge, hemorrhage, axillary lymph node enlargement.

Clinical significance

Abnormal results:

Increased density of lumps, irregular borders, or burr-like, sometimes visible calcification, small particles, dense, more than 15 calcifications per square centimeter, there may be breast cancer.

Need to check the population: women over the age of childbearing and patients with corresponding symptoms and high-risk groups of breast cancer.

Precautions

Requirements for inspection: Checking for relaxation, checking may cause physical and psychological burdens, should be actively faced, and actively cooperate with the inspection. The examination needs to expose the breasts, so the upper body should wear clothes that are easy to take off. When a lump is found, attention should be paid to the presence of abnormal signs such as thickening of adjacent skin, increased blood supply, and increased subcutaneous fat density. At the same time, don't forget to find other lesions on the ipsilateral and contralateral breast. Even if the clinical diagnosis of breast cancer is well defined, mammography should be performed because mammography can help determine the location of the tumor, the extent of tumor infiltration, the presence or absence of multiple cancers, and the contralateral breast. The above information is essential for the correct development of treatment options.

Inspection process

Molybdenum target filming method: The lateral oblique position (MEDIO-LATERAL·OBLIQUEVIEW) and the axial position (CRANIOCAUDALVIEW) of the double emulsion from the inside to the outside are conventionally used.

Medial oblique position (MLO): The patient is placed in a sitting or sitting position, placing the film under the breast, and the X-ray is projected from the inside to the outside at 45'. The advantage of this position is that the posterior interstitial space can be fully included in the slice, so that the mammary gland tail mass, the accessory breast and the axillary lymph nodes are not easily missed.

The axial position is also called the head and foot position (CC): take the standing position or sitting position, flatten the breast on the dark squat bracket (note that the nipple is tangential), and the X-ray illuminates vertically from above.

Not suitable for the crowd

Inappropriate people: lactating women.

Adverse reactions and risks

Nothing.