Breast Ultrasound in the Detection of Breast Cancer
The role of the mammographer is expanding beyond issuing reports, such as evidence of malignancy or no findings of malignancy, to one including accurate diagnosis of benign disease. Most radiographic abnormalities, as well as most palpable ones, are not carcinomas. To decrease unnecessary biopsies and undue patient anxiety, full evaluation of an abnormality is necessary. Whereas mammography is unsurpassed for screening (Kopans et al. 1985), ultrasound has an essential role in diagnosis and exclusion of disease (Egan 1988; Hilton et al. 1986).
KeywordsAxillary Lymph Node Dense Breast Glandular Tissue Breast Ultrasound Unnecessary Biopsy
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