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Korean J Radiol. 2011 Mar-Apr;12(2):232-40. doi: 10.3348/kjr.2011.12.2.232. Epub 2011 Mar 3.

Concordant or discordant? Imaging-pathology correlation in a sonography-guided core needle biopsy of a breast lesion.

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Department of Radiology, Research Institute of Radiological Science, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul 120-752, Korea.

Abstract

An imaging-guided core needle biopsy has been proven to be reliable and accurate for the diagnosis of both benign and malignant diseases of the breast, and has replaced surgical biopsy. However, the possibility of a false-negative biopsy still remains. Imaging-pathology correlation is of critical importance in imaging-guided breast biopsies to detect such a possible sampling error and avoid a delay in diagnosis. We will review five possible categories and corresponding management after performing an imaging-pathology correlation in a sonography-guided core needle biopsy of a breast lesion, as well as illustrate the selected images for each category in conjunction with the pathologic finding. Radiologists should be familiar with the imaging features of various breast pathologies and be able to appropriately correlate imaging findings with pathologic results after a core needle biopsy.

KEYWORDS:

Biopsy, needle; Breast; Pathology; Ultrasonography

PMID:
21430941
PMCID:
PMC3052615
DOI:
10.3348/kjr.2011.12.2.232
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