High frequency breast ultrasound improves spatial, contrast and vascular resolution. New technologies permit to produce dedicated probes that allow better definition of normal and pathologic patterns; at the same time more than 95% of the breasts can be studied with a frequency of 10 MHz or higher. High frequency breast ultrasound imaging increases sensitivity and specificity of this technique. More anatomic structures can be defined; the visualization of the ductal system offers unique informations in benign duct ectasia and in important pathologies like inflammations and cancers. High frequency Doppler analysis opens the possibility to evaluate normal breast vascularity and to refine the informations related to nodular pathology.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 1994|
- breast vascularity
- high frequency
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging