Skip to main content

Clinical Importance of 3D Volography in Breast Imaging

  • Chapter
  • First Online:
Quantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues

Part of the book series: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology ((AEMB,volume 1403))

  • 513 Accesses

Abstract

The clinical applications of the volography algorithm and concomitant refraction-corrected reflection algorithm as described in Chap. 10 are discussed here. Comparisons with an H&E stained image, discussion of glandular tissue visibility, related biomarkers, segmentation accuracy and capabilities, microcalcification and cyst detection and analysis, and various VGA and clinical studies show the unique capabilities of the method. The accuracy of the fibroglandular segmentation and its relevance to breast density in imaging is mentioned. The compatibility with artificial intelligence (AI) is shown and clinical results discussed, concluding that low-frequency 3D ultrasound volography is a powerful 3D ultrasound imaging technique for microanatomic and quantitative features of the breast with good potential for AI utilization to provide an imaging technique that will quantitatively improve clinical performance.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in via an institution to check access.

Access this chapter

Chapter
USD 29.95
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
eBook
USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Available as EPUB and PDF
  • Read on any device
  • Instant download
  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book
USD 179.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

Tax calculation will be finalised at checkout

Purchases are for personal use only

Institutional subscriptions

References

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations

Authors

Corresponding author

Correspondence to John Klock .

Editor information

Editors and Affiliations

Rights and permissions

Reprints and permissions

Copyright information

© 2023 The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG

About this chapter

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this chapter

Klock, J. (2023). Clinical Importance of 3D Volography in Breast Imaging. In: Mamou, J., Oelze, M.L. (eds) Quantitative Ultrasound in Soft Tissues. Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, vol 1403. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-21987-0_11

Download citation

Publish with us

Policies and ethics