Volume : V, Issue : IV, April - 2015

Case Series: Elastography an adjuvant modality to X–ray mammography and sonomammography in evaluating breast lesions.

Dr. Santosh R Konde, Dr. Swati Atit Shah

Abstract :

 A prospective study of 50 subjects was carried out from those referred to the Department of Radiodiagnosis for east imaging after being clinically diagnosed with east lesion and for screening mammography 

during the study period. Elastography as an adjuvant imaging modality to conventional x–ray mammography and sonomammography was used in characterising benign and malignant east lesions, with cytology results as the reference 
standard and final diagnosis. The most common lesions in present study are benign lesion fioadenoma.
Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in women and the second most common cause of cancer–related mortality (1). Breast biopsy, the current method used to distinguish between benign and malignant east abnormalities seen 
at imaging, yields a benign result in more than 75% of patients, making it a costly component of a east cancer screening program (2). Imaging features on ultrasonographic (US) images could be used to classify benign and malignant solid 
east lesions and thus decrease the numbers of biopsies performed (3). However, the sonographic features for benign 
and malignant lesions have been shown to override each other substantially (3, 4). Thus, a method to reliably differentiate 
benign from malignant east lesions on radiological imaging would be valuable. Elastography is a non invasive imaging 
technique which exploits the theory that benign and malignant east lesions have inherent difference in firmness (6, 7).

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Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Dr. Santosh R Konde, Dr. Swati Atit Shah Case Series: Elastography an adjuvant modality to X–ray mammography and sonomammography in evaluating breast lesions. Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.5, Issue : 4 April 2015


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