August 24, 2021
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Radiology Breast Imaging
The modalities for breast imaging include mammogram, MRI and ultrasound. All 3 are safe during lactation, and do not require cessation of breastfeeding.
Feeding the child or pumping before the mammogram is advised, to improve sensitivity of the test.
American College of Radiology. ACR Manual on Contrast Media. Administration of contrast media to women who are breast-feeding. 2021; 98-99: 2021 https://www.acr.org/-/media/ACR/Files/Clinical-Resources/Contrast_Media.pdf Accessed August 15, 2021
Mitchell KB, Fleming MM, Anderson PO, et al ABM Clinical Protocol #31; Radiology and Nuclear Medicine Studies in Lactating Women Breastfeeding Med 14(5) 2019 Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine 290-294