Characterization of spiculation on ultrasound lesions

  title={Characterization of spiculation on ultrasound lesions},
  author={Sheng-Fang Huang and Ruey-Feng Chang and Dar-Ren Chen and Woo Kyung Moon},
  journal={IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging},
Spiculation is a stellate distortion caused by the intrusion of breast cancer into surrounding tissue. Its existence is an important clue to characterizing malignant tumors. Many successful mammographic methods have been proposed to detect tumors with spiculation. Traditional two-dimensional (2-D) ultrasound cannot easily find spiculations because spiculations normally appear parallel to the surface of the skin. Recently, three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound has been gradually used in clinical… CONTINUE READING
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