Acoustic radiation force impulse imaging of in vivo breast masses
ARFI datasets were acquired in real time to identify differentiable features between benign and malignant breast masses in ARFI images. A modified Siemens SONOLINE Antares scanner and a VF10-5 probe were programmed to implement ARFI imaging in a multi-focal zone configuration. It was observed that the cysts and fibroadenomas, in general, exhibit less contrast IN ARFI images than in matched B-mode images. The results led to identification of some differentiating features between malingant and benign breast masses.