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.
particles seen on a mammogram as small spots. Microcalcifications usually occur from calcium deposits caused by the death of cells.
Tiny calcium deposits within the breast, singly or in clusters, often found by mammography. These are also called calcifications. They are a sign of changes within the breast that may need to be followed by more mammograms, or by a biopsy. They may be caused by breast cancer or by benign breast conditions.
A tiny deposit of calcium in the breast that cannot be felt but can be detected on a mammogram. A cluster of these very small specks of calcium may indicate that cancer is present.
Microcalcifications are tiny specks of mineral deposits (calcium), that can be scattered throughout the mammary gland, or occur in clusters. When found on a mammogram, an operative will then decide whether the specks are of concern - usually, this is not the case. Commonly, they simply indicate the presence of tiny benign cysts, but can signify the presence of early breast cancer; for this reason, it is important to attend regular screening sessions, as recommended by your health service.