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Breast elastography

Breast elastography

Barr, Richard G., author

"Elastography is a noninvasive imaging technique that detects tumors based on their stiffness compared to normal tissue. It uses ultrasound technology and can be performed during an ultrasound examination of the breast. It can dramatically reduce the number of breast biopsies performed. This book introduces the techniques of breast elastography followed by a detailed description for each of the techniques, highlighting their pros and cons. This is followed by a section on how to perform each of the techniques. The third section discusses the methods of interpretation for each technique, and the final section presents cases studies highlighting the pros and cons of each technique and how to avoid pitfalls in interpretation. It is written to appeal to the beginner as well as the experienced user"--Provided by publisher

eBook, Electronic resource, Book. English. Case Reports. Case studies. Electronic books.
Published New York : Thieme 2015
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Statement of responsibility: Richard G. Barr
ISBN: 1604068531, 9781604068528, 9781604068535
Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note: Print version record.
Physical Description: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Subject: MEDICAL Internal Medicine.; Elasticity Imaging Techniques.; Breast Neoplasms diagnostic imaging.; MEDICAL Diseases.; Breast Tumors Ultrasonic imaging.; HEALTH & FITNESS Diseases General.; Breast Tumors Ultrasonic imaging Case studies.; Breast Neoplasms pathology.; Breast Ultrasonic imaging.; Breast Ultrasonic imaging Case studies.; MEDICAL Clinical Medicine.; MEDICAL Evidence-Based Medicine.
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  1. Introduction to breast elastography
  2. Principles of elastography
  3. Strain elastography
  4. Shear wave elastography
  5. Combination of shear wave and strain elastography
  6. Clinical cases : benign lesions
  7. Clinical cases : malignant lesions
  8. Clinical cases : other lesions
  9. Future perspective and conclusions.