1 Guidance

1 Guidance

1.1 Current evidence on the safety and efficacy of image-guided vacuum-assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions appears adequate to support the use of this procedure, provided that the normal arrangements are in place for consent, audit and clinical governance.

1.2 Clinicians wishing to perform this procedure should undergo training as recommended by the Royal College of Radiologists in 'Ultrasound training recommendations for medical and surgical specialties'.