The evolving role of sonography in evaluating solid breast masses.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Many investigators have attempted to use ultrasound imaging to differentiate benign from malignant solid breast masses. Studies have evaluated several generations of gray-scale imaging, Doppler, color Doppler, and power Doppler imaging, and several unconventional ultrasound techniques. Although various individual studies have shown promise, ultrasound criteria for avoiding biopsy of solid lesions have not been widely adopted. Considerable observer variability also remains an important obstacle. This article reviews the results, strengths, and weaknesses of some of the key studies addressing this issue. Fundamental criteria for a successful ultrasound model are also specified.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Baker, JA; Soo, MS

Published Date

  • August 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 286 - 296

PubMed ID

  • 11014251

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0887-2171

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0887-2171(00)90023-4


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States