A novel technique for teaching challenging ultrasound-guided breast procedures to radiology residents

Joseph Sutcliffe, Rulon L. Hardman, Nella Carol Dornbluth, Ken A. Kist

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Abstract

Ultrasound-guided breast interventions (core biopsies, needle-wire localizations, and fine-needle cyst aspirations) are common procedures performed by radiologists. Residents must gain competency in these interventions during training. Phantoms and simulations have been advocated for teaching interventions, and various systems are available for standard breast interventions. However, simulations for difficult/high-risk interventions are not readily available. We describe an inexpensive method for simulating difficult ultrasound-guided breast procedures, including masses over breast implants, deep masses along the chest wall, and lymph nodes adjacent to axillary vessels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1845-1854
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume32
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Education
  • Radiologic phantoms
  • Sonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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