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Abstract

Breast ultrasound

Breast ultrasound constitutes one of the settled imaging techniques of the breast besides mammography and MRI. Breast ultrasound is used complementary to the other imaging modalities in early detection of breast cancer, but owns advantages in dense breasts and therefore especially in premenopausal women. Sonography of the breast could be used as a first line imaging method in women with dense breasts, if used in high quality. In symptomatic patients presenting with lumps and in following care of breast cancer patients,breast ultrasound seems to be the method of choice. New technical equipment like 3D, Sono CT,THI, elastography are described and questioned concerning advantages in breast ultrasound.

Heino Hille, Ralf Ohlinger
Praxis für Frauenheilkunde und Geburtshilfe,Hamburg
Interdisziplinäres Brustzentrum am Universitätsklinikum der
Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald

Reviewer: Annette Loeck,Hamburg
und Jens Blohmer, Berlin

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol
Endokrinol 2008; 4(1): 50-72