Special Feature New trends in breast diagnostic imaging

Breast Cancer

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 200-204

Current improvements in breast ultrasound, with a special focus on elastography

  • Eriko TohnoAffiliated withGraduate School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba Email author 
  • , Ei UenoAffiliated withGraduate School of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

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Abstract

Current improvements in the area of breast ultrasound are described. Digital beam formers contributed to improving both contrast and special resolution of B-mode images and enabled other techniques. Four-dimensinal images and CAD are still in progress. Elastography may reduce false-positives and unnecessary interventional procedures, especially in nonsymptomatic patients.

Keywords

Ultrasound Breast Elastography