Breast cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer and the chief cause of cancer death among women worldwide, with an estimated 1. Ophir et al raised the concept of ultrasound elastography in The first practical diagnostic equipment was released in
Context: The recent introduction of elastography has increased the specificity of USG and enabled early diagnosis of breast cancer. Quantitative elastography, especially with strain ratio SR index, improves diagnostic accuracy and decreased number of biopsies. Aims: The purpose of this study was to assess the role of USG elastography in the differential diagnosis of breast lesions.
Regret for the inconvenience: we are taking measures to prevent fraudulent form submissions by extractors and page crawlers. Received: August 01, Published: October 10, Breast elastography: present and future. Int J Radiol Radiat Ther.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. A cohort of women scheduled for sonographically guided biopsy of breast lesions were recruited from 6 sites under an Institutional Review Board—approved protocol.
Esaote aims to deliver precise and reliable diagnosis to meet any clinical need. Integrated solutions for data and image management ensure safe and streamlined workflow. Breast elasticity scoring is one of the most important steps in breast pathology detection and characterization.
For this reason, the association of ultrasound to mammography in women with dense breasts has been proposed by many authors, although there is no evidence of mortality reduction. Girardi advocates ultrasound because, especially compared with mammography and MRI, it is quick, widely available, well-tolerated, very safe, and relatively cheap. In addition, it can boost cancer detection by about 2.
An elastogram is a type of medical imaging test that maps stiffness and elasticity stretchiness, springiness, flexibility of soft tissues. This information tells doctors a lot about the health of tissues and can help in diagnosing breast cancer. Elastography combines the latest in ultrasonic imaging technology with the oldest form of breast cancer detection: touch.
Ultrasound US elastography is a valuable imaging technique for tissue characterization. Two main types of elastography, strain and shear-wave, are commonly used to image breast tissue. The use of elastography is expected to increase, particularly with the increased use of US for breast screening.
Mailing address. Histologically diagnosed solid lesions lesions were excluded; lesions histologically diagnosed as cystic 22 lesionsincluding complicated cysts, papillary lesions, inflammatory lesions, typical columnar cell hyperplasia and duct ectasia were retrospectively classified by means of elastography, according to a scoring system developed by the authors, with categories ranging between 1 and 4. Keywords: Breast cyst; Ultrasonography; Breast. The utilization of breast ultrasonography was disseminated in the eighties as an ancillary method in the differentiation between solid and cystic lesions of the breast, aiding in the diagnosis of nodules detected by mammography 1.