Ultrasound Elastography in Breast Cancer Diagnosis

Jonathan F. Carlsen, C Ewertsen, Susanne Sletting, I Vejborg, F K W Schäfer, D Cosgrove, Michael Bachmann Nielsen

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Abstract

Ultrasound elastography is an established method for characterization of focal lesions in the breast. Different techniques and analyses of the images may be used for the characterization. This article addresses the use of ultrasound elastography in breast cancer diagnosis. In the first part of the article the techniques behind both strain- and shear-wave-elastography are explained and followed by a section on how to obtain adequate elastography images and measurements. In the second part of the article the application of elastography as an adjunct to B-mode ultrasound in clinical practice is described, and the potential diagnostic gains and limitations of elastography are discussed.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftUltraschall in der Medizin
Vol/bind36
Udgave nummer06
Sider (fra-til)550-565
ISSN0172-4614
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 14 aug. 2015

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