Breast Ultrasound: Advanced Techniques

Andy Evans (Lead / Corresponding author)

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Several additional techniques are now widely available when performing handheld breast US which may be helpful in routine clinical practice and others which show research potential. These include various forms of elastography including strain and shear wave techniques and Doppler assessment of vascularity with and without contrast. The most useful technique is shear wave elastography (SWE) which allows quantitative and reproducible analysis of tissue stiffness. Cancers tend to be stiff and benign lesions soft. SWE can be used successfully to differentiate benign from malignant lesions, monitor neoadjuvant chemotherapy, and predict nodal metastasis and outcome. Superb vascular imaging is the most promising vascular modality and it may be useful in monitoring neoadjuvant chemotherapy and benign/malignant differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBreast Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis and Intervention
EditorsMichael Fuchsjager, Elizabeth Morris, Thomas Helbich
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9783030949181
ISBN (Print)9783030949174
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameMedical Radiology
ISSN (Print)0942-5373
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4187

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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