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Clinical Study

Microradiography of Microcalcifications in Breast Specimen: A New Histological Correlation Procedure and the Effect of Improved Resolution on Diagnostic Validity

Figure 2

Intraductal comedo type breast carcinoma (high grade). Microradiography shows fine linear calcifications with smooth borders (large arrow in (b)) in which the calcified tumor necrosis completely fills the duct (large arrow in (c)). Linear calcifications with rough, irregular borders are also shown (small arrow in (b)). In these areas the calcifications are not significantly progressed and they do not completely fill the duct (small arrow in (c)). These microradiographic differences are not detectable in conventional specimen radiography (a).

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