Sonographic Breast Elastography

Title

Sonographic Breast Elastography

Creator

Barr R G

Publisher

Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine

Date

2012
2012-05

Description

Breast elastography is a new sonographic technique that provides additional characterization information on breast lesions over conventional sonography and mammography. This technique provides information on the strain or hardness of a lesion, similar to a clinical palpation examination. Two techniques are now available for clinical use: strain (compression-based elastography) and shear wave elastography. Initial evaluation of these techniques in clinical trials suggests that they may substantially improve the characterization of breast lesions as benign or malignant. This improvement may substantially reduce the number of benign biopsies performed. Elastography can be performed by several methods and is now available from several manufactures. This article reviews the basics of this technique, how to perform the examination, image interpretation, and artifacts. Although easy to perform, technique is critical to obtain adequate images for interpretation. This primer will highlight the technique and point out common pitfalls.

Subject

elastography; strain elastography; Acoustics; Radiology; elasticity; Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging; lesions; shear; benign; breast lesions; characterization of breast lesions; wave imaging

Identifier

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Format

Journal Article or Conference Abstract Publication

URL Address

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Pages

773-783

Issue

5

Volume

31

Citation

Barr R G, “Sonographic Breast Elastography,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed January 26, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/8569.

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