By Cara Murez
TUESDAY, April 4, 2023 (HealthDay News) — For women with “focal breast complaints” — issues with pain, lumps or discharge — ultrasound is an effective diagnostic tool, according to new research.
These concerns are frequent, and ultrasound is effective as a standalone diagnostic method, researchers report April 4 in the journal Radiology.
“The evaluation of breast complaints is a common problem in breast diagnostics,” said study co-author Dr. Linda Appelman, a breast radiologist at Radboud University Medical Center in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
“Ultrasound as the first imaging method may provide clarity with regard to the focal breast complaint,” Appelman added…