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Percutaneous Biopsy of the Breast

Percutaneous Biopsy of the Breast

Percutaneous Biopsy of the Breast

Brooke A. Caldwell, M.D.
Brooke A. Caldwell, M.D.
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Launch date: 09 Oct 2017
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Last updated: 17 May 2018

Reference: 184920

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Description

In the last decade there has been a dramatic increase in the use of percuataneous breast biopsy for the evaluation of breast lesions. Prior to the advent of modern imaging techniques such as high-resolution ultrasound and digital imaging, the breast biopsy was the province of the surgeon. Performing an image-guided biopsy requires many decisions. Which type of imaging modality should be chosen? Which type of sampling device will the radiologist choose, and what will he or she do with the results of the biopsy procedure? In this article we will discuss the available technologies for performing percutaneous breast biopsies, the types of sampling devices used, and the advantages and disadvantages of each. These procedures will also be compared to surgical biopsy of the breast. We will also discuss the responsibilities of the radiology team doing the biopsy and evaluating the biopsy results.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the pros and cons of surgical biopsy and the reasoning behind the development of image-guided procedures.

2. Discuss the advantages and limitations of ultrasound guided biopsy, stereotactic guided biopsy, fine needle aspiration biopsy, core needle biopsy, and vacuum assisted suction devices.

3. Explain the importance of concordance between the clinical impression and the pathology findings.
Brooke A. Caldwell, M.D.

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Brooke A. Caldwell, M.D.
on behalf of e-Ed Credits

Dr. Brooke Caldwell has been a dedicated breast radiologist for over 8 years and currently is the director of the Breast Imaging Center at Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center in Fountain Valley, California. She is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and has several publications in major Radiology journals.

Dr. Caldwell did a fellowship in Women's Imaging and a portion of this time involved one-on-one study with Dr. Lazslo Tabar in Sweden. She is very active clinically and also performs numerous lectures for radiography technologists, nurses, medical students, residents, fellows, and physicians.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • 1.00 Hours

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