What does anti-radial mean in ultrasound?

Anti-radial ultrasound scanning is one of the main scanning approaches used in ultrasound breast screening. It can be used for cross-sectional imaging of mammary ductal/lobular tissue and provide information about suspicious tissue.

Why are radial and anti-radial planes preferred for breast imaging?

Radial and anti-radial scanning planes are preferred over standard transverse and sagittal scanning planes because scanning the breast along the normal axis of the mammary ducts and lobar tissues allows improved understanding of the site of lesion origin and better visualization of ductal extension and helps narrow the …

Is USG better than mammogram?

Should I have an ultrasound instead of a mammogram? In general, no. It’s possible that breast ultrasounds may miss some smaller tumors that can be detected with mammography. In addition, ultrasounds are less accurate if you are overweight or have large breasts.

What is sag in breast ultrasound?

A: Lesion location is indicated by using the o’clock position of the lesion in the breast and the distance of the lesion from the nipple. B: Images are obtained in orthogonal projections. This includes (1) radial (rad) and antiradial (arad) or (2) transverse (trv) and sagittal or longitudinal (sag, long).

Can an ultrasound tell if breast lump is benign?

If an abnormality is seen on mammography or felt by physical exam, ultrasound is the best way to find out if the abnormality is solid (such as a benign fibroadenoma or cancer) or fluid-filled (such as a benign cyst). It cannot determine whether a solid lump is cancerous, nor can it detect calcifications.

Why would a doctor order an ultrasound after a mammogram?

A breast ultrasound is most often done to find out if a problem found by a mammogram or physical exam of the breast may be a cyst filled with fluid or a solid tumor.