How does a prior breast biopsy affect the specificity of mammography?

Updated: Jan 31, 2017
  • Author: Muhammad Neaman Siddique, MBBS; Chief Editor: Eugene C Lin, MD  more...
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Mammography in women with a history of a prior breast biopsy that diagnosed a benign disease has been shown to have a lower specificity and a lower positive predictive value for a referral for a subsequent breast biopsy compared with women with no history of prior biopsy.


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