Mammography in management of breast lesionsBr Med J 1969; 4 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.4.5684.655 (Published 13 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:655
- W. B. James,
- R. W. Irvine
Comparison of the clinical and mammography findings in 101 histologically proved breast lesions showed that the accuracy of each method in diagnosing carcinoma was about 90%, but when taken together an accuracy of 98% was reached. Though mammography was less accurate in the diagnosis of benign lesions, it was found to be a valuable complement in the management of a lesion in the large atrophic breast and for showing an impalpable carcinoma. In mammography of the young dense breast a negative result must be interpreted with caution.