Supplementary Material for: An Effective Way to Solve Equivocal Mammography Findings: The Rolled Views
2010-08-09T00:00:00Z (GMT) by
<i>Background:</i> The aim of this study was to investigate the efficacy of the rolled views taken in craniocaudal (CC) and mediolateral oblique (MLO) projections in solving equivocal mammography findings. <i>Patients and Methods:</i> The rolled views were taken by changing the positioning of the breast but not the obliquity of the X-ray beams. The breast was rolled medially or laterally in the rolled CC view, and inferiorly or superiorly in the rolled MLO view to separate overlapping structures from each other. <i>Results:</i> We evaluated equivocal findings in 87 asymptomatic women undergoing either CC (n = 48, 55%) or MLO (n = 39, 45%) rolled views between 2001 and 2008. The rolled views were helpful in solving equivocal mammographic findings and making proper decisions on management in 85 of the 87 (97.7%) women. This technique was used for breast asymmetries in 55 of the 87 (63.2%) women, and was sufficient to directly show summation artifacts in 59 of 79 (74.6%) women. The rolled views revealed 4 intramammary lymph nodes, 2 circumscribed masses out of 6 obscured masses, 7 summation artifacts, and 2 circumscribed masses out of 9 questionable masses. <i>Conclusions:</i> The rolled view is an effective method of differentiating summation artifacts from real lesions on mammography in both the CC and the MLO view.