Pre-biopsy planning

Prior to the morning biopsy session:

  • Review all cases - imagecast, eDH(and insert pre-procedure note(template .mampl) in EDH for staff to cosign).
  • Consider modality, approach, needle type, risks, challenges and complete procedure sheet
  • Discuss any questions with staff who will be performing the biopsy and confirm modality/approach/needle on procedure sheet with staff
  • Packets with the printed images and biopsy planning sheet can be found on the cart in the mammo tech area.

On the morning of the biopsy:

  • Review final biopsy plan with staff
  • Consent patient (if not already done)
  • For US biopsies, scan the lesion of interest and plan the route of approach