Clinical application of breast elastography: state of the art.

  title={Clinical application of breast elastography: state of the art.},
  author={Paolo Ricci and Elena Maggini and Ester Mancuso and Pietro Lodise and Vito Cantisani and Carlo Catalano},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  volume={83 3},
Breast elastography is a new sonographic imaging technique for the characterization of focal breast lesions in addition to conventional ultrasonography (US) and mammography. Elastography provides a non-invasive evaluation of the stiffness of a lesion. Two different technical approaches are available for clinical use: free-hand elastography (USE) and shear wave elastography (SWE). Initial results of these techniques in clinical trials suggest that elastography substantially improves the US… CONTINUE READING
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