The role of color-Doppler US was investigated in the diagnosis of solid focal breast lesions. The results obtained with this method over the last two years were reviewed. Seventy-two patients with solid breast lesions were considered: conventional US scans of the nodules were performed first and color-Doppler scans followed, to depict vascularization. In benign focal lesions color-Doppler US never demonstrated more than a single vascular pole afferent to the lesion. In 92.5% of histologically malignant lesions, color-Doppler US easily demonstrated two or more feeding vessels. The analysis of our series confirmed the presence of a typical vascular pattern related to breast carcinoma which is easy to depict by means of color-Doppler US: this new technique is therefore of great value in the differentiation of benign from malignant breast masses, especially in the cases where conventional US and mammography alone failed to yield unquestionable and final results.
|Translated title of the contribution||Role of echo-color Doppler in the diagnosis of breast diseases. Personal experience|
|Number of pages||4|
|Issue number||5 Suppl 1|
|Publication status||Published - May 1993|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging