Guidelines from the European Society of Breast Imaging for diagnostic interventional breast procedures

  title={Guidelines from the European Society of Breast Imaging for diagnostic interventional breast procedures},
  author={Matthew G. Wallis and Anne Tarvidon and Thomas H Helbich and Ingrid Schreer},
  journal={European Radiology},
The aim of the breast team is to obtain a definitive, nonoperative diagnosis of all potential breast abnormalities in a timely and cost-effective way. Percutaneous needle biopsy with its high sensitivity and specificity should now be standard practice, removing the need for open surgical biopsy or frozen section. For patients with cancer, needle biopsy provides a cost-effective and rapid way of providing not only a definitive diagnosis but prognostic information, allowing prompt discussion of… CONTINUE READING

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