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Ultrasound of the Female Breast for Medical Professionals NEW

Medical Professional - Ultrasound > OB/GYN
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This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the breast.

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This module teaches you how to prepare for and perform an ultrasound examination of the breast. Including both Learn and Test modes, the online simulator offers three clinical scenarios that test your ability to perform an ultrasound examination of the breast. Practice the steps of the procedures online as often as you want, until you feel confident.

If you are not a medical student or physician, you may prefer the other version of this module, which includes all the procedural information needed by professionals in other roles: /shop/imaging/sonography/superficial-structures-and-small-parts/ultrasound-assessment-of-the-female-breast/

You’ll learn

  • to better visualize and understand the anatomy and physiology of the breast, with our 3D model and illustrations
  • about the various diagnostic pathways that may lead to a sonographic breast examination, and how the ultrasound findings are correlated with other imaging modalities
  • to practice, perfect, and test your skills in performing an ultrasound scan of the breast
  • sonographic breast scanning protocols, including the clock and quadrant methods, and targeted examinations based on mammographic findings
  • identification on sonographic images of benign and malignant features and common breast pathologies
  • much more (see Content Details for more specific information)
Introduction
Step 1 - Select the transducer
Step 2 - Begin scanning procedure of the breast
Step 2.1 - Patient position
Step 2.2 - Scan planes
Step 2.2.1 - Radial scan plane
Step 2.2.2 - Anti-radial scan plane
Step 2.2.3 - Transverse scan plane
Step 2.2.4 - Longitudinal (sagittal) scan plane
Step 2.3 - Standard breast protocol image requirements
Step 2.3.1 - Clock method
Step 2.3.2 - Quadrant method
Step 2.3.3 - Targeted breast examination
Step 2.4 - Common image labeling
Step 2.5 - Troubleshooting
Step 3 - Scan the breast
Step 3.1 - Clock method
Step 3.1.1 - Scan the breast in the radial plane
Step 3.1.2 - Scan the breast in the anti-radial plane
Step 3.2 - Quadrant method
Step 3.2.1 - Scan the breast in the longitudinal plane
Step 3.2.2 - Scan the breast in the transverse plane
Step 3.2.3 - Obtain representative images from each quadrant
Step 3.3 - Targeted examination
Step 3.3.1 - Scan the quadrant in the longitudinal plane
Step 3.3.2 - Scan the quadrant in the transverse plane
Step 3.4 - Sonographic features of a normal breast
Step 3.5 - Sonographic features of breast variants
Step 4 - Scan the nipple and sub-areolar tissue
Step 4.1 - Scan the nipple and areola in the longitudinal and transverse planes
Step 4.2 - Sonographic features of the nipple and sub-areolar tissue
Step 5 - Scan the axilla
Step 5.1 - Scan the axilla in the longitudinal plane
Step 5.2 - Scan the axilla in the transverse plane
Step 6 - Biopsy techniques
Step 6.1 - Preparation
Step 6.1.1 - Equipment
Step 6.1.2 - Patient
Step 6.1.3 - Operator
Step 6.2 - Techniques
Step 6.2.1 - Aspiration of cysts
Step 6.2.2 - Fine-needle aspiration cytology
Step 6.2.3 - Drainage procedures
Step 6.2.4 - Large-core needle biopsy
Step 6.2.5 - Vacuum-assisted needle biopsy
Step 6.2.6 - Pre-operative needle (wire) localization
Step 6.2.7 - Open (surgical) biopsy
Step 6.2.8 - Sentinel node biopsy
  • Describe and demonstrate the protocol for sonographic scanning of the breast, including the clock and quadrant methods, and targeted examinations based on mammographic findings.
  • Describe the various diagnostic pathways that may lead to a sonographic breast examination, and explain how the ultrasound findings are correlated with other imaging modalities. 
  • Identify and describe sonographic images of benign and malignant features and common breast pathologies. 
  • Explain biopsy techniques for breast tumors.
  • Define and use related medical terminology.

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