Surgeon-controlled ultrasound-guided core biopsies in the breast--a prospective study and a new use for surgeons in the clinic.

@article{Donaldson2003SurgeoncontrolledUC,
  title={Surgeon-controlled ultrasound-guided core biopsies in the breast--a prospective study and a new use for surgeons in the clinic.},
  author={Lynn A. Donaldson and Andrew D. Cliff and Laura E. Gardiner and Alan E. Hubbard and Michael A Ashton},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={139-42}
}
AIMS This study was to assess the accuracy of a surgeon performing ultrasound-guided core biopsies of the breast. METHODS A prospective audit was carried out of 555 patients who underwent an ultrasound-guided core biopsy for a discrete solid mass [under 30 mm maximum diameter] by a single surgeon. The surgeon controlled the core biopsy needle and an ultrasonographer or radiologist provided the imaging with ultrasound. RESULTS The accuracy of the surgeon in sampling the lesions [n = 555 core… CONTINUE READING