January 20, 2020
Imaging the Lactating Breast
A breast mass that is present for more than 4 days has a lower likelihood of being a simple plugged duct, and requires further evaluation with an ultrasound, and possibly a mammogram, depending on the protocol of the imaging department. It is recommended that women empty their breasts before undergoing breast imaging, to reduce parenchymal density1.
- Johnson HM, Lewis TC, Mitchell KB Breast Cancer Screening During Lactation Obstet & Gynec Dec 2019
- Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. ABM Clinical Protocol #30: Breast Masses, Breast Complaints, and Diagnostic Breast Imaging in the Lactating Woman Breastfeeding Medicine 14(4) 2019 P. 208-214