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Mammography in management of breast lesions

Br Med J 1969; 4 doi: (Published 13 December 1969) Cite this as: Br Med J 1969;4:655
  1. W. B. James,
  2. 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.