Axillary Ultrasound Evaluation for Breast Cancer Patients

Nov 14, 2021 Radiology Updates

Axillary ultrasound evaluation may not be necessary for all patients with breast cancer, and a new article offers an algorithm to help radiologists determine which patients should undergo evaluation and which patients should skip it.

Decisions about axillary imaging should consider local clinical practices and adapt to changes in the clinical management of axillary lymph nodes. Indications may change as more clinical trial results become available.

The next step is to create educational tools and guidelines for axillary nodal evaluation with ultrasound in patients with breast cancer.

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