mediolateral oblique view

mediolateral oblique view

A standard mammographic view taken from an oblique or angled view, which is the most important projection as it allows imaging of the greatest amount of breast tissue and is preferred over the lateral 90º projection. With the MLO view, the pectoral muscle should be depicted obliquely from above and visible down to the level of the nipple or further beyond that; the muscle should bulge outward as a sign that it is relaxed.
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A right mediolateral oblique view revealed an asymmetric density in the right axilla (Figure 1).
The presence of the pectoralis muscle on the mediolateral oblique view depends on multiple variables, including the length of the thorax and pectoralis muscle, muscular development, and positioning by the radiographer.
Routine craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views of both breasts demonstrated scattered fibroglandular densities within the breast parenchyma (Figure 1).
Craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views of each breast were obtained (10 minutes per view).
Dilon continues to believe that the single-head system provides broader clinical utility and cost-effectiveness than the dual-head approach and that the clinical imaging standard of craniocaudal and mediolateral oblique views provides excellent results, which has been demonstrated in clinical studies and private practice on over 20,000 patients.