Ultrasonic specimen radiography for non-palpable breast lesions

Vujovic, P., Gianduzzo, T., Archibald, C. and Bennett, I. (2002) Ultrasonic specimen radiography for non-palpable breast lesions. The Breast, 11 2: 144-150. doi:10.1054/brst.2001.0367

Author Vujovic, P.
Gianduzzo, T.
Archibald, C.
Bennett, I.
Title Ultrasonic specimen radiography for non-palpable breast lesions
Journal name The Breast   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-9776
Publication date 2002-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1054/brst.2001.0367
Volume 11
Issue 2
Start page 144
End page 150
Total pages 7
Place of publication Edinburgh, Scotland
Publisher Churchill Livingstone
Language eng
Subject C1
321015 Oncology and Carcinogenesis
730108 Cancer and related disorders
Abstract A retrospective review of ultrasound guided breast excisional biopsies performed in a Surgical Unit of Princess Alexandra Hospital in 1998-99 was undertaken to assess the use of ultrasound specimen radiography. In this series a total of 55 localization biopsies were performed for impalpable lesions in 53 women. In 21 patients (38%), specimen ultrasound was used to confirm that the lesion in question had been excised, whereas for 34 lesions (62%), specimen X-ray was undertaken. In a total of six cases (10.9% overall) the radiographic abnormality was seen on ultrasound only. Real-time specimen sonography is a technique which is very appropriately utilized in conjunction with ultrasound guided excisions and can be easily performed either in the radiology department or the operative suite With minimal time delay. It could have particular application for lesions that are detected in younger women with dense breast parenchyma. The results of this review confirm specimen sonography to be a reliable technique. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Oncology
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Nonpalpable Lesions
Q-Index Code C1

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