Cytopathology Competency Assessment
Image-Guided FNA Biopsy of Breast

Author: Gordon H. Yu, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 16 June 2016, last major update September 2012

Copyright: (c) 2012-2016,, Inc.

Cite this page: Cytology/Competency Assessment - Image-Guided FNA Biopsy of Breast. website. Accessed October 22nd, 2018.
Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning and Systems Based Practice
  1. Recognize that non-palpable, radiologically-detected lesions of the breast may be candidates for FNA as a cost-effective alternative to surgical biopsy
  2. Become familiar with the imaging modalities commonly used to detect and evaluate breast lesions (mammography, ultrasound, MRI)