Doppler in breast ultrasound

Case contributed by Dr Garth Kruger

Patient Data

Gender: Female
Mammography

Lesion high up in the left breast with a vessel nearby.

Ultrasound

Doppler confirms the size of this artery and its position relative to the lesion that is for biopsy. A quick look with Doppler at a lesion for biopsy is good policy. In this case you will approach the lesion from a distance and fire your gun parallel to the skin. Doppler also gives you an indication of how vascular the lesion itself is.

Case Discussion

Doppler scrutiny of a lesion pre-biopsy under ultrasound guidance is always wise. It does not take very long and may prevent a large haematoma or haemorrhage. 

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Case information

rID: 18954
Case created: 30th Jul 2012
Last edited: 18th Dec 2015
System: Breast
Inclusion in quiz mode: Excluded

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