galactography


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galactography

 [gal″ak-tog´rah-fe]
radiography of the mammary ducts after injection of a radiopaque substance into the duct system.

galactography

(gal-ak-tog'ră-fē),
Mammographic imaging of lactiferous ducts using retrograde introduction of contrast material.
Synonym(s): ductography
[galacto- + -graphy]

galactography

/gal·ac·tog·ra·phy/ (gal″ak-tog´rah-fe) radiography of the mammary ducts after injection of a radiopaque substance into the duct system.

galactography

Imaging A technique in which contrast medium is injected into spontaneously discharging ducts to delineate intraluminal abnormalities; the technique is of uncertain value

galactography

radiography of the mammary ducts after injection of a radiopaque substance into the duct system.
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Galactography (ductography) is often used to localize and characterize ductal abnormalities.
Magnetic resonance galactography for a patient with nipple discharge.
The center will offer the following services: Full-field Digital and film screen Mammography, Computer-Assisted Diagnosis (CAD), Full Digital Breast Ultrasound, Stereotactic and Ultrasound Core Biopsies, galactography, needle localizations for surgical biopsy, breast MRI and Bone Densitometry.
21,23,24) Galactography may demonstrate a smooth filling defect or a complete obstruction to retrograde flow of contrast material.
Such lesions may be visible on mammography as small masses, dilated ducts, or calcifications, but are more often observed on galactography as intraluminal filling defects.