Axial-shear strain imaging for differentiating benign and malignant breast masses.

@article{Xu2010AxialshearSI,
  title={Axial-shear strain imaging for differentiating benign and malignant breast masses.},
  author={Haiyan Xu and Min Rao and Tomy Varghese and Amy M. Sommer and Sara Uk Baker and Timothy J. Hall and Gale A. Sisney and Elizabeth S. Burnside},
  journal={Ultrasound in medicine & biology},
  year={2010},
  volume={36 11},
  pages={1813-24}
}
Axial strain imaging has been utilized for the characterization of breast masses for over a decade; however, another important feature namely the shear strain distribution around breast masses has only recently been used. In this article, we examine the feasibility of utilizing in vivo axial-shear strain imaging for differentiating benign from malignant breast masses. Radio-frequency data was acquired using a VFX 13-5 linear array transducer on 41 patients using a Siemens SONOLINE Antares real… CONTINUE READING

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