I had a baseline mammogram at age 35 (GYN's advice) and I had another mammogram at age 43. I had it on a Monday and then they called me at 7:30 am on Wednesday saying that the "Radiologist wants you to come in for more pictures/mammogram". So of course I am in panic mode, but is this something to really worry about because I have heard that 90% of all repeat mammograms end up normal; or am I just trying to convince myself that this can't be a real problem.....
Second calls for additional views are very common. On screening mammograms a limited number of views are taken. Usually the call-back is for a more concentrated or magnified view of a particular area. This can be as simple as some tissue that has folded over on itself giving a dense reading. The screening films are done and read at a later time by the Radiologist ... you might request a diagnostic mammogram next year .... these are done when the Radiologist is present and they are looked at immediately so if additional views are needed they can be done then. I wouldn't get in such a panic over a call-back.
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