Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy – An Accurate Way to Detect Breast Cancer

Ultrasound or mammogram techniques are often used to examine breast, using X-ray at low doses. This is a very good technique often used to detect and evaluate breast cancer. However in certain cases images developed by this technique is not clear or sufficient enough to diagnose breast cancer. The imaging technique of ultrasound gives images of cancer affected tissue, which shows a small portions of cancer affected tissue and hence it becomes difficult to analyze tissue, if it is cancerous or benign. In such cases for further accurate detection of breast cancer radiologist use Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy.

Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy is highly sophisticated or accurate way to analyze apprehensive masses of tissues, which are suspected to be cancerous. Once the location of breast cancer determine by ultrasound, it can be removed by biopsy needle that directly enters into mass of tissue. This is only done after the radiologist detects the location of cancer and then biopsy needle is used, tissues specimens are removed out using spring-loaded or vacuum-assisted device (VAD).

The technique is called Ultrasound-Guided Breast Biopsy because breast biopsy is performed only after ultrasound technique detects the cancerous tissues. It is a good technique and considered very safe, but it has some limitations as well. It some time misses the target or misjudge the extent of cancer. If diagnosis remains ineffective, surgical biopsy will be necessary. Very small lesions are difficult to be treated by ultrasound-guided core biopsy.


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