mediolateral oblique view
mediolateral oblique viewA 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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