Letters Clinical breast examination

Cheap GP ultrasonography is not the answer to clinical breast examination

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e7424 (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7424
  1. Laura C Ward, registrar in radiology1,
  2. Caroline Ward, consultant radiologist2
  1. 1St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, London SW17 0QT, UK
  2. 2Kingston Hospital NHS Trust, Kingston upon Thames KT2 7QB, and South West London Breast Screening Service, London, UK
  1. lauraward{at}doctors.org.uk

Spence suggests that “we could even explore the use of cheap portable ultrasound machines in examinations.”1 Breast ultrasound is a …

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