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No Need to Repeat Mammo With New Lump if Mammo Has Been Done Within a Year


Background: In women aged ≥40 years who present with a palpable breast abnormality, the American College of Radiology appropriateness criteria suggest the use of diagnostic mammography and ultrasound. Previous studies have shown that the negative predictive value of this combined modality approach is close to 100%. The question remains as to whether a woman with a negative mammogram taken within the last year who is now presenting with a breast lump requires repeat mammographic more...
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