Mammographic Positioning and Special Views

  • Radhakrishna Selvi


Mammographic positioning techniques should be optimal for cancer detection. Poor positioning lowers cancer detection rates as all of the breast may not be included in the standard views.


Breast Tissue Image Receptor Medial Portion Freeze Shoulder Pectoralis Muscle 
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© Springer India 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Radhakrishna Selvi
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  1. 1.Chennai Breast CentreChennaiIndia

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