Cardiothoracic Imaging
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Image finding: Mammogram, microcalcifications




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A cluster of very small microcalcifications with or without increased local density of the breast is an important image finding indicating malignancy.

The finding merits specific attention even if it is not accompanied by any other of the typical carcinomatous findings such as skin retraction or irregular mass boundary.



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