How does ductal carcinoma in situ appear on a mammography?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) takes on a distinct appearance on standard X-ray mammography - lines and clusters of tiny calcium deposits - and has certain subtle characteristics. It takes an experienced radiologist to look at the films to decide if the changes are worrisome or harmless.



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