Diagnosis of breast cancer: contribution of US as an adjunct to mammography.

@article{Zonderland1999DiagnosisOB,
  title={Diagnosis of breast cancer: contribution of US as an adjunct to mammography.},
  author={Harmine M. Zonderland and Emile G. Coerkamp and J E Hermans and Marc van de Vijver and A E van Voorthuisen},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={213 2},
  pages={413-22}
}
PURPOSE To determine the value of ultrasonography (US) as an adjunct to mammography for the diagnosis of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a 2-year prospective study, 4,811 mammograms were classified according to level of suspicion of malignancy. Targeted US was performed to analyze (a) circumscribed lesions, possibly cysts; (b) palpable lesions visible at mammography; (c) palpable lesions not visible at mammography; and (d) nonpalpable lesions visible at mammography. After US was… CONTINUE READING