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INTRODUCTION Shear wave elastography is a new method of obtaining quantitative tissue elasticity data during breast ultrasound examinations. The aims of this study were (1) to determine the reproducibility of shear wave elastography (2) to correlate the elasticity values of a series of solid breast masses with histological findings and (3) to compare shear(More)
PURPOSE To compare the histologic prognostic feature of invasive breast cancer with mean stiffness as measured with shear-wave elastography. MATERIALS AND METHODS This retrospective study was exempted from ethical committee review. Patient consent for use of images for research was obtained. The study group comprised 101 consecutive women (age range,(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the performance of shear wave elastography combined with BI-RADS classification of greyscale ultrasound images for benign/malignant differentiation in a large group of patients. METHODS One hundred and seventy-five consecutive patients with solid breast masses on routine ultrasonography undergoing(More)
We examined the relationship between pulmonary density, measured with computerized tomography, and pulmonary mechanics (static pulmonary volume; pulmonary resistance) in 39 normal subjects (20 nonsmokers and 19 smokers). Pulmonary density decreased with increasing static elastic recoil pressure, and smokers consistently showed higher pulmonary density than(More)
Respiratory mechanics, using flow interruption, was previously studied during the complete breath in healthy ventilated man, numerical techniques relieving constraints regarding flow pattern. The classical linear model of non-Newtonian behaviour was found to be valid. The present study was extended to subjects with critical lung disease. Subjects with acute(More)
The classic model of the respiratory system (RS) is comprised of a Newtonian resistor in series with a capacitor and a viscoelastic unit including a resistor and a capacitor. The flow interruption technique has often been used to study the viscoelastic behavior under constant inspiratory flow rate. To study the viscoelastic behavior of the RS during(More)
REASONS FOR PERFORMING THE STUDY Ascending placentitis results in premature birth and high foal mortality. By understanding how placentitis induces premature delivery, it may be possible to develop diagnostic markers and to delay premature delivery pharmacologically, thereby decreasing perinatal foal mortality. OBJECTIVE To identify relationships between(More)
Pulmonary function was investigated in 24 patients with progressive systemic sclerosis. The lung volumes were measured by a body plethysmograph. Bronchial and parenchymal properties were studied by relating pulmonary resistance and lung volume to pulmonary elastic recoil pressure. Pulmonary mechanics and arterial blood gases were studied during graded(More)
BACKGROUND Sentinel node biopsy as a surgical method of axillary staging for early breast cancer has been widely accepted as an alternative to traditional four-node axillary node sampling, and is the recommended technique by the Association of Breast Surgery in the United Kingdom. In selected units axillary sampling has been compared with either(More)