Age-related ultrasonic properties of breast tissue in vivo.

  title={Age-related ultrasonic properties of breast tissue in vivo.},
  author={Ilana Katz-Hanani and Tamara Rothstein and Diana Gaitini and Zahava Gallimidi and Haim Azhari},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  volume={40 9},
The aim of the current work was to quantify the ultrasonic properties of the whole breast in vivo as a function of age. Forty-four women were scanned using a computerized ultrasonic scanner developed in our laboratory. Raster scans in two orthogonal views, mediolateral and craniocaudal, were obtained using the ultrasonic through-transmission method. By combining the information from the two views, we estimated two acoustic properties: speed of sound and attenuation coefficient. On the basis of… CONTINUE READING