Pacemaker and Mammogram
I had to have a 3D mammogram completed because of suspicious calcifications just under my pace maker. The radiologist was not safisfied with the digitial pictures because the pacemaker kept obscuring the small calcifications. She told me to come back in 6 months for another mammiogram.
She did mention surgery as another alternative. But the surgeon would be unable to pin point the area of calcification with a wire. So that would mean they would have to "hunt" around as they carved my breast to find the calcifications. She also mentioned temporarily removing the pace maker to have a better look. All of this seems very invasive to me. She stated that the calcifications could be a result of tissue damage from the 2 pacemakers being implanted.
What are your thoughts? Has anyone else had this same problem? Thanks in advance for your help.