May 12, 2022 01:17AM wondering44 wrote:
I'm not educated on why doctors do a birads 4 without an a, b, or c. I have read it before though.
My birads last year was a 4c (high suspicion). My biopsy confirmed the cancer dx. This year I have a birads 4a (low suspicion) for findings on mammogram and a birads 4b (moderate suspicion) for MRI findings. I think each facility may have different ways of doing things. The facility you are at may stop at birads 4 or may not have put it on your report (not sure).
Last year my area of concern showed on the mammogram and ultrasound. The radiologist at that time said it is more suspicious when the same area shows on both the mammogram and ultrasound. If that info. is not in your reports you can definitely ask the facility that did the imaging.
Your PCP correct in getting the birads info. you are looking for from the facility who did the ultrasound and mammogram. The PCP may only have access to the same report you have that shows the birads 4.
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