Breast Calcifications in Full Breast Ultrasonography
Breast calcifications are important findings in the mammographic diagnosis, but they have reduced significance as descriptors in breast US, because of the low sensibility for malignant microcalcifications and for isolated small benign calcifications; moreover, US as sectional imagery cannot characterize their shape and full distribution as it is the practice in radiology, the specificity being reduced, too. However, the aspect of calcifications found in US is presented in this chapter, with illustrations of FBU evaluation.
KeywordsBreast calcifications Imaging detecting microcalcifications
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