Breast Cancer

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 200–204 | Cite as

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

Special Feature New trends in breast diagnostic imaging


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.


Ultrasound Breast Elastography 


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© The Japanese Breast Cancer Society 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Graduate School of Human SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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