Multicenter study of ultrasound real-time tissue elastography in 779 cases for the assessment of breast lesions: improved diagnostic performance by combining the BI-RADS®-US classification system with sonoelastography.

@article{Wojcinski2010MulticenterSO,
  title={Multicenter study of ultrasound real-time tissue elastography in 779 cases for the assessment of breast lesions: improved diagnostic performance by combining the BI-RADS®-US classification system with sonoelastography.},
  author={Sebastian Wojcinski and Andr{\'e} Farrokh and Sarah K. Weber and Anke Thomas and Thomas Fischer and Torsten Slowinski and W G Schmidt and Friedrich Degenhardt},
  journal={Ultraschall in der Medizin},
  year={2010},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={484-91}
}
PURPOSE Hitachi real-time tissue elastography (HI-RTE) is an ultrasound technique that facilitates the estimation of tissue elasticity. Our study evaluates whether sonoelastography improves the differentiation of benign and malignant breast lesions. MATERIALS AND METHODS In a multicenter approach sonoelastography of focal breast lesions was carried out in 779 patients with subsequent histological confirmation. We present data from 3 study centers (Berlin, Bielefeld, Homburg/Saar) focusing on… CONTINUE READING

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