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Breast elastography moves closer to clinical mainstream

February 7, 2008 Diagnostic Imaging. Breast elastography moves closer to clinical mainstream Emily Hayes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Judging by recent large clinical trials on two different imaging platforms, breast ultrasound elastography is moving closer to mainstream use as a means of helping prevent biopsies of benign lesions. Elastography refers to the measurement of elastic properties of tissues. On elastography images, obtained while the region of interest is compressed, malignancies appear to be larger relative to conventional ultrasound images. Although ultrasound elastography has mostly proven itself for masses, it is also promising for evaluating suspicious microcalcifications picked up during screening mammography, according to studies out of Korea.

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