Learning About Breast Cancer
Color flow imaging is where the color doppler (sound wave) is applied during the ultrasound portion, with increased vascularity of the area in question. The mammogram was given a birads 0,indeterminate, Incomplete needs additional imaging, more than likely because your mammogram needed additional imaging (Ultrasound), therefore was read as a separate exam. The ultrasound portion was given the birads 4/5 as a final result code. Your PCP (Doctor) should send you to a surgeon, please be sure and go see one soon.
The birads codes are as follows:
Birads 0- Incomplete needs additional imaging
Birads 3-Probably benign(usually 6 mos follow up)
Birads 4-Suspicious ( A,or B,or C )
Birads 5-Highly suggestive of malignancy
Birads 6-Biopsy proven malignancy
I have had several biopsies and breast cancer twice. I am very familiar with the mammography birads assessment not an expert but I do understand it fully.