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PURPOSE To determine whether adding shear-wave (SW) elastographic features could improve accuracy of ultrasonographic (US) assessment of breast masses. MATERIALS AND METHODS From September 2008 to September 2010, 958 women consented to repeat standard breast US supplemented by quantitative SW elastographic examination in this prospective multicenter(More)
The technical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations, produced under the auspices of EFSUMB, provides an introduction to the physical principles and technology on which all forms of current commercially available ultrasound elastography are based. A difference in shear modulus is the common underlying physical mechanism that provides tissue contrast(More)
The clinical part of these Guidelines and Recommendations produced under the auspices of the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology EFSUMB assesses the clinically used applications of all forms of elastography, stressing the evidence from meta-analyses and giving practical advice for their uses and interpretation. Diffuse(More)
OBJECTIVE Laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH) was analyzed with regard to surgical indications and outcomes. METHODS This is a retrospective analysis of the first 1,000 consecutive laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomies performed by one gynecologist from September 1, 2002 to April 30, 2006. The objective of the study was to find out to what(More)
PURPOSE According to the S-3 guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, only palpation and mammography are mandatory follow-up examinations. Ultrasonography is only mentioned as an optional technique. Aiming to elucidate the diagnostic yield for detecting recurrent disease after breast-preserving therapy (BPT) and radiation treatment, we(More)
PURPOSE This prospective study aimed to compare sonoelastography, B-mode ultrasonography, and mammography in terms of their ability to distinguish benign from malignant breast lesions. We also assessed how the diagnostic value of sonoelastography differs between palpable and clinically occult lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS Evaluation revealed a total of(More)
STUDY OBJECTIVE The aim of the study was to determine perioperative morbidity and complication rate after a standardized technique of laparoscopic supracervical hysterectomy (LASH). DESIGN Retrospective analysis of consecutive patients (Canadian Task Force classification II-3). SETTING Private hospital. PATIENTS Seventeen hundred and six consecutive(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate whether real-time elastography, a new, non-invasive method for the diagnosis of breast cancer, improves the differentiation and characterization of benign and malignant breast lesions. METHODS Real-time elastography was carried out in 108 potential breast tumor patients with cytologically or histologically confirmed focal breast(More)
BACKGROUND At the time of initial diagnosis of endometrial cancer, therapeutic decisions depend on the recognition of remote metastases. Tumor markers and hepatic enzymes are frequently used to screen for metastases. This study aimed to assess the clinical value of serum concentrations of tumor markers and liver enzymes. PATIENTS AND METHODS Laboratory(More)