Your radiologist a doctor who specializes in image interpretation and image guided procedures has recommended that you have an ultrasound-guided breast biopsy. A breast biopsy is done to take samples of tissue or cells from your breast to examine it for cancer. You will first have an ultrasound done to find the exact area of your breast to biopsy.
Ultrasound guided percutaneous breast biopsy is a widely used technique for an accurate histopathological assessment of suspected breast pathology. It is a fast, safe and economical procedure. A history of aspirin or anticoagulant use is not an absolute contraindication to biopsy.
Core needle biopsy uses a hollow needle to remove samples of tissue from the breast. It may also rule out breast cancer. A pathologist studies the tissue samples under a microscope to see if they contain cancer.
To review the role of ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy CNB in the management of breast lesions. This technique shows a high sensitivity value of about All of these advantages have made this technique the most widespread used to perform a biopsy for a suspicious breast lesion. The most important limitation is the failure to perform a biopsy for lesions that are not seen on ultrasound.
The doctor doing the CNB may put the needle in place by feeling the lump. But usually the needle is put into the abnormal area using some type of imaging test to guide the needle into the right place. Some of the imaging tests a doctor may use include:.
A breast biopsy is the removal of breast tissue to examine it for signs of breast cancer or other disorders. There are several types of breast biopsies, including stereotacticultrasound-guided, MRI-guided, and excisional breast biopsy. This article focuses on needle-based, ultrasound-guided breast biopsies.
An ultrasound-guided breast biopsy uses sound waves to help locate a lump or abnormality and remove a tissue sample for examination under a microscope. It is less invasive than surgical biopsy, leaves little to no scarring and does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation. Tell your doctor about any recent illnesses or medical conditions and whether you have any allergies, especially to anesthesia.
Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is a minor procedure. The radiologist places an ultrasound probe over the site of the breast abnormality, and using local anesthesia, guides a biopsy needle directly into the mass. Multiple tissue specimens are then taken using a hand-held biopsy device.
Ultrasound-guided core-needle biopsy has high sensitivity in the diagnosis of breast cancer. The present study is aimed at detailing the main steps of such procedure, including indications, advantages, limitations, follow-up and description of the technique, besides presenting a checklist including the critical steps required for an appropriate practice of the technique. In the recent years, an increasing number of patients have required breast biopsy, indicating the necessity of a proportional increase in the number of skilled professionals to carry out the procedures and histological diagnoses.