BREAST CANCER INDIA

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DIAGNOSIS OF BREAST CANCER


ULTRASONOGRAPHY

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Ultrasonography for evaluation of breast lumps

There are some limitations of mammography as we have seen above. Next modality to evaluate breasts is ultrasonography. It is extremely important to characterise the lump felt or seen on mammography when it does not have classic features of cancer.
On USG, we basically differentiate whether the lump is solid or cystic.

Ultrasonography of other organs

In distant metastases , liver is most common organ to be involved. USG of abdomen can help to diagnose liver metastases.
Interventional procedures like FNAC/ Biopsy can be performed under ultrasound guidance.
Post operative some patients may have fluid collections which can be easily diagnosed by USG.

Limitations of ultrasonography in breast imaging

The following are some of the limitations of ultrasonography when it comes to breast imaging