WFUMB guidelines and recommendations for clinical use of ultrasound elastography: Part 2: breast.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

The breast section of these Guidelines and Recommendations for Elastography produced under the auspices of the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (WFUMB) assesses the clinically used applications of all forms of elastography used in breast imaging. The literature on various breast elastography techniques is reviewed, and recommendations are made on evidence-based results. Practical advice is given on how to perform and interpret breast elastography for optimal results, with emphasis placed on avoiding pitfalls. Artifacts are reviewed, and the clinical utility of some artifacts is discussed. Both strain and shear wave techniques have been shown to be highly accurate in characterizing breast lesions as benign or malignant. The relationship between the various techniques is discussed, and recommended interpretation based on a BI-RADS-like malignancy probability scale is provided. This document is intended to be used as a reference and to guide clinical users in a practical way.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barr, RG; Nakashima, K; Amy, D; Cosgrove, D; Farrokh, A; Schafer, F; Bamber, JC; Castera, L; Choi, BI; Chou, Y-H; Dietrich, CF; Ding, H; Ferraioli, G; Filice, C; Friedrich-Rust, M; Hall, TJ; Nightingale, KR; Palmeri, ML; Shiina, T; Suzuki, S; Sporea, I; Wilson, S; Kudo, M

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1148 - 1160

PubMed ID

  • 25795620

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-291X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0301-5629

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.03.008


  • eng