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Current And Potential Capabilities Of Ultrasound Imaging For Breast Cancer Diagnosis
Author(s): J. Jelling; G. Kossoff; T. S. Reeve
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Paper Abstract

By using grey scale echography and ultrasonic equipment with a resolution of the order of 1mm, echo patterns of the breast are obtained which contain characteristic features and these then form the basis of a classification criteria. The use of this criteria currently enables the detection and diagnosis of cysts and liquid filled ducts as small as 2mm in diameter with an accuracy approaching 100%. Solid lesions as small as 5mm have been recognised and in a series of patients with breast disease a correct interpretation was made in 85% of the cases with malignancies. Because there is no radiation hazard, this imaging technique can be used repeatedly without risk.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 March 1976
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV, (25 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954627
Show Author Affiliations
J. Jelling, Ultrasonics Institute (Australia)
G. Kossoff, Ultrasonics Institute (Australia)
T. S. Reeve, Royal North Shore Hospital (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0070:
Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV
Joel E. Gray; William R. Hendee, Editor(s)

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