mediolateral oblique view

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mediolateral oblique view schematic image from New Medical Terms

schematic of mediolateral oblique view of breast

mediolateral oblique view 

BREAST IMAGING

Definition A standard mammographic view taken from an oblique or angled position,  which is regarded as the most important projection in mammography as it allows imaging of the most breast tissue and is preferred over the lateral 90º projection.

mediolateral oblique view of breast by mammography image from New Medical Terms

MLO view of breast by mammography

With the MLO view, the pectoral muscle should be depicted obliquely from above and visible down to the level of the nipple or further down. The muscle should bulge outward as a sign that it is relaxed. 

Synonym MLO view

References http://www.imaginis.com/mammography/ how-mammography-is-performed-imaging-and- positioning-2

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