Shear wave elastography for localization of prostate cancer lesions and assessment of elasticity thresholds: implications for targeted biopsies and active surveillance protocols.

@article{Boehm2015ShearWE,
  title={Shear wave elastography for localization of prostate cancer lesions and assessment of elasticity thresholds: implications for targeted biopsies and active surveillance protocols.},
  author={Katharina Boehm and G. Zaat Salomon and Burkhard Beyer and Jonas Schiffmann and Kathrin Simonis and Markus Graefen and Lars Henrik Bud{\"a}us},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2015},
  volume={193 3},
  pages={794-800}
}
PURPOSE Shear wave elastography allows the detection of cancer by using focused ultrasound pulses for locally deforming tissue. The differences in tissue elasticity and stiffness have been used increasingly in breast cancer imaging and help detect potential tumor lesions in the prostate. In this study we localized prostate cancer lesions using shear wave elastography before radical prostatectomy and assessed the examiner independent elasticity threshold for cancer foci detection. MATERIALS… CONTINUE READING
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