Share Email Print

Proceedings Paper

The Rationale and Efficacy of Applying Multiple Imaging Techniques for Breast Examination: X-Ray Mammography and Ultrasound Visualization
Author(s): Elizabeth Kelly-Fry
Format Member Price Non-Member Price
PDF $17.00 $21.00
cover GOOD NEWS! Your organization subscribes to the SPIE Digital Library. You may be able to download this paper for free. Check Access

Paper Abstract

Since failure to biopsy a malignant mass during a relatively early stage of its development will result in a severely shortened life span for the patient, breast imaging techniques must be capable not only of detecting a mass, but of differentiating between the image characteristics of a benign and a malignant tumor. Ideally, the applied technique should be equally capable when used to examine the young breast and the older breast. The specific advantages and disadvantages of x-ray mammography and of ultrasound visualization, as well as the rationale of balancing the disadvantages of one technique with the advantages of the other, are discussed in this presentation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 December 1983
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0419, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI, (13 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936001
Show Author Affiliations
Elizabeth Kelly-Fry, Indiana University School of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0419:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XI
Gary D. Fullerton, Editor(s)

© SPIE. Terms of Use
Back to Top