Definitions for "Microcalcification"
Calcium deposits in the breast tissue that can be detected by mammography. Making a Diagnosis
Tiny calcifications in the breast tissue usually seen only on a mammogram. When clustered can be a sign of ductal carcinoma in situ.
This refers to deposit of tiny amount of calcium in the tissue. If this occurs in the breast, it is visible as tiny spots on mammogram. Some patterns of microcalcification in the mammogram are suggestive of cancer.