Stereotactic breast biopsies: Radiological-pathological concordance in a South African referral unit

Expiry Date
: 29/06/2029
CPD Units
: 2.00 Points
: 4/4

The article examines stereotactic breast biopsies in a South African hospital, correlating mammographic findings with histological diagnoses. Results indicate concordance with BI-RADS guidelines and a 10.3% underestimation rate of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).

Keywords: stereotactic breast biopsy; BI-RADS; breast cancer; digital breast tomosynthesis; radiological-pathological concordance.

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Educational Objectives

Educational Aim:

The article aims to describe the correlation between mammographic findings and histological diagnosis in patients undergoing stereotactic breast biopsy at a South African referral hospital, assessing malignancy proportions within BI-RADS categories.

Educational Outcomes:
Upon completion of this module practitioners should have a clear understanding of:

  1. Understanding how mammographic findings correlate with histological diagnoses in stereotactic breast biopsies in a South African setting.
  2. Recognizing malignancy proportions across BI-RADS categories for risk assessment.
  3. Learning about diagnostic accuracy and limitations, including DCIS underestimation rates.

Instructions for this Module

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