Glossary Term:

Title

calcifications

Phonetic

<b>kals</b>-if-ik-<b>A</b>-shuns

Description

tiny calcium deposits within the breast, seen alone or in clusters. They are often found on a mammogram. Very small deposits may be called microcalcifications. They are a sign of changes within the breast that may need to be followed by more mammograms, or by a biopsy. See also biopsy, mammogram.