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What does “color flow imaging demonstrates that there is increased vascularity” mean? Also said Bi-RADS 4/5 biopsy Code mammogram bi-RADS 0 indeterminate. I though you could only get 1 but-RADS score. Not 3. I’m confused. 1 cm mass in right nipple.

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  • Jill M. Profile
    stage_2a Patient
    Please talk to your doctor about this - let him/her explain what is going on and what your options are.
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  • anonymous Profile
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Color flow imaging is where the color doppler (sound wave) is applied during the ultrasound portion, with increased vascularity of the area in question. The mammogram was given a birads 0,indeterminate, Incomplete needs additional imaging, more than likely because your mammogram needed additional imaging (Ultrasound), therefore was read as a separate exam. The ultrasound portion was given the birads 4/5 as a final result code. Your PCP (Doctor) should send you to a surgeon, please be sure and go see one soon. The birads codes are as follows: Birads 0- Incomplete needs additional imaging Birads 1-Negative Birads 2-Benign Birads 3-Probably benign(usually 6 mos follow up) Birads 4-Suspicious ( A,or B,or C ) Birads 5-Highly suggestive of malignancy Birads 6-Biopsy proven malignancy I have had several biopsies and breast cancer twice. I am very familiar with the mammography birads assessment not an expert but I do understand it fully.
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