OB-GYNs’ Requests for Mammography and Ultrasound of the Breast

Since the advent of popularity of mammography and ultrasound of the breast in the Philippines circa 1995 (my estimate), it has been a common practice (especially nowadays – 2018- 2019) to routinely order these two tests for patients with a breast complaint.  Even obstetrics-gynecologists commonly order these two tests for patients who consult them for a breast check (as shown in this pad below).

My personal recommendation is for the patients to be examined first by a breast specialist (general surgeon) for a recommendation or decision on whether to do or not to do mammography and ultrasound of the breast.  At times, these examinations may or are not needed. ob_breast_mass

ROJ@19feb11

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