This procedure is performed by the radiologist for patients with unexplained, spontaneous clear, or bloody nipple discharge that has been evaluated by a breast surgeon.
Ductography requires active discharge from the nipple at the time of exam in order to identify the duct.
During the procedure:
- A small cannula is placed into the duct and a small amount of contrast is infused
- A gentle mammogram is then performed, to evaluate the distribution of contrast in the duct(s)
- Many women report brief numbness of the nipple associated with this procedure
How to schedule your ductography
- Ask your primary care physician for a referral
- Appointments are available at UCSD Moores Cancer Center in La Jolla
- Call us for an appointment at 858-822-6126