Calcifications are usually evaluated with X-ray magnification views. Sometimes they form because of other changes in the breast — for example a benign breast condition such as a fibroadenoma or cyst. Calcifications are usually found by chance during a routine screening mammogram or while being investigated for another reason. They can be seen on a mammogram where they appear as little white spots. These vascular calcifications are rare in younger women, and tend to be found in women over the age of Once the tissue is removed, it will be returned to the imaging department where an X-ray of the tissue will be performed to confirm that the calcification is in the tissue that has been successfully removed.
Paula. Age: 28.
Hookwire inside insertion needle.
Tori. Age: 27.
Hookwire in place post insertion. Using this information, the radiologist categorizes the calcifications as: Benign Indeterminate- probably benign Suspicious If your calcifications look benign, then nothing more needs to be done. Once the hookwire is in position you will be taken to the operating theatre.