Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Breast Symptom (New)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance for women at any risk presenting with a new breast symptom including new breast lump, breast pain, breast or nipple asymmetry, skin changes or nipple changes. Imaging of new nipple discharge is covered separately.

Date reviewed: April 2018

Date of next review: April 2021

Published: November 2018

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
Clicking on the PINK text box will bring up the full text.
The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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