Article Abstract

Preoperative imaging for breast conservation surgery—do we need more than conventional imaging for local disease assessment?

Authors: Eugene Ong


Breast conservation surgery (BCS) is offered for early breast cancer. Conventional imaging with mammography and ultrasound would have been performed prior to surgery. This article considers other imaging modalities available [such as 3D tomosynthesis, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast-enhanced spectral mammography, positron emission mammography (PEM), breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI) and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT)] and discusses the evidence for these in terms of diagnostic accuracy and clinical outcomes.