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Tomosynthesis-Guided Core Biopsy of the Breast: Why and How to Use it.

Kyungmin ShinDavis TeichgraeberSarah MartaindaleGary J Whitman
Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston TX 77030, USA
Date of Submission: 12-Feb-2018, Date of Acceptance: 12-Mar-2018, Date of Web Publication: 31-Jul-2018.
Corresponding Author:
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Kyungmin Shin

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe BLVD, Houston TX 77030, USA.
E-mail: kshin1@mdanderson.org

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Kyungmin Shin

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 1515 Holcombe BLVD, Houston TX 77030, USA.
E-mail: kshin1@mdanderson.org

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_10_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


Digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) has become an important tool in breast imaging. It decreases the call-back rate while increasing the cancer detection rate on screening mammography and is useful for diagnostic examination of noncalcified lesions and for the evaluation of patients presenting with clinical symptoms. Management challenges and dilemmas that are encountered with abnormalities detected on DBT and lacking a sonographic correlate can now be addressed with tomosynthesis-guided core biopsy.
Keywords: Biopsy, breast, cancer, stereotactic biopsy, tomosynthesis

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