Surgical Gel Used To Stop Bleeding Could Confuse Mammograms

News — By on April 15, 2009 at 4:00 am

Dr. Kathleen Ward noticed something odd when she examined the mammogram of a patient who had recently undergone breast cancer surgery. The Loyola University Health System radiologist saw a suspicious pattern of white specks, much like grains of salt. The specks were calcium deposits similar to microcalcifications that sometimes are a sign of early breast cancer.

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