Primer on Ultrasound for the Breast Surgeon

  • Edgar D. Staren
  • Jay K. Harness
  • Eric B. Whitacre


Ready access to ultrasound scanning is of immeasurable value to the breast specialist in caring for patients with either benign or malignant disease. Breast ultrasound may be viewed as a natural complement to the clinical breast exam. Any physician committed to care of these patients should strongly consider acquiring an ultrasound unit and becoming proficient in its use.


Inflammatory Breast Cancer Phyllode Tumor Nipple Discharge Breast Ultrasound Breast Surgeon 
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Suggested Reading

  1. •See “” for details and updated requirements on both individual surgeon and facility accreditation programs offered by the American Society of Breast Surgeons.
  2. •Kremkau FW. Diagnostic ultrasound: principles and instruments. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; 2005.Google Scholar
  3. •Stavros AT, Rapp CL, Parker SH. Breast ultrasound. New York: Lippincott; 2003.Google Scholar
  4. •Harness JK, Wisher DB. Ultrasound in surgical practice: basic principles and clinical applications. New York: Wiley; 2001.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edgar D. Staren
  • Jay K. Harness
  • Eric B. Whitacre
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  1. 1.Breast Center of Southern ArizonaTucsonUSA

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