CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Radiol Imaging 2021; 31(02): 391-399
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1734223
Review Article

Image-Guided Breast Interventions: Biopsy and Beyond

1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Rashmi Singh
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Seema Mishra
2  Department of Oncoanaesthesia & Palliative Medicine, Dr. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
,
Smriti Hari
1  Department of Radiodiagnosis, Dr. B.R.A. Institute Rotary Cancer Hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
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Abstract

Breast interventions primarily comprise of biopsy of the suspicious breast lesions to obtain accurate pathological diagnosis. Generally, image-guided breast biopsy is required for nonpalpable lesions, however, even in palpable lesions, image-guided biopsy should be performed as it improves the accuracy of diagnosis. Image-guided breast interventions have progressed well beyond biopsy, making the radiologist an important part of the multidisciplinary management of breast cancer. Preoperative localization of nonpalpable abnormalities guides optimal surgical excision to obtain negative margins without sacrificing the normal tissue. Ablative procedures for breast cancer treatment such as radiofrequency ablation (RFA) and high-intensity focused ultrasound ablation can sometimes replace surgery in older patients with comorbidities. This article enumerates and describes the expanding spectrum of image-guided interventions performed by breast radiologist.



Publication History

Publication Date:
28 July 2021 (online)

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