Ductogram

Overview

Definition

A ductogram is a test that makes pictures of the breast ducts. It is done with a mammogram and special contrast dye.

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Possible Complications

Problems are rare, but all procedures have some risk. Your doctor will go over some problems, like:

  • Reaction to the contrast dye
  • Injury to the duct
  • Infection
  • Pain

Talk to your doctor about these risks before the procedure.

SymptomsandDiagnosis

Treatments

This content is reviewed regularly and is updated when new and relevant evidence is made available. This information is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with questions regarding a medical condition.

Edits to original content made by Denver Health.

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RESOURCES

Office on Women’s Health—US Department of Health and Human Services  http://www.womenshealth.gov 

Radiology Info—Radiological Society of North America http://www.radiologyinfo.org 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Health Canada https://www.canada.ca 

Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca 

References

Breast cancer. American Cancer Society website. Available at: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/breast-cancer.html. Accessed July 24, 2018.

Breast ductography. Radiopaedia website. Available at: http://radiopaedia.org/articles/breast-ductography-1. Accessed July 24, 2018.

Ductography: How to and what if? RadioGraphics. 2001;133-150.

Galoctography (ductography). Radiological Society of North America Radiology Info website. Available at: http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=galactogram. Updated February 25, 2018. Accessed July 24, 2018.