Part of the book: Advanced Laparoscopy
In recent years, breast surgeons have been increasing the use of ultrasound as a reliable and useful tool in their practice to assist in managing patients and the operating room. An appropriate clinical and sonographic correlation can define diagnostic workup, provide immediate reassurance to the patients, and perform one-site diagnostic needle interventions. Particularly, it has a significant role in low-middle income countries, where imaging services are scarce due to its high cost, maintenance needs, and limited availability of trained personnel. Therefore, training and accreditation of surgeons who perform and interpret ultrasound are required interventions to influence the provider’s knowledge, accomplish optimal practices, complete diagnostic examinations of the breast, and improve the patients’ quality of care. This review aims to serve as an educational resource regarding the up-to-date value of breast ultrasound for surgeons.
Part of the book: Ultrasound Imaging