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25 March 1976 Current And Potential Capabilities Of Ultrasound Imaging For Breast Cancer Diagnosis
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Proceedings Volume 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV; (1976) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954627
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine, IV, 1975, Atlanta, United States
Abstract
By using grey scale echography and ultrasonic equipment with a resolution of the order of 1mm, echo patterns of the breast are obtained which contain characteristic features and these then form the basis of a classification criteria. The use of this criteria currently enables the detection and diagnosis of cysts and liquid filled ducts as small as 2mm in diameter with an accuracy approaching 100%. Solid lesions as small as 5mm have been recognised and in a series of patients with breast disease a correct interpretation was made in 85% of the cases with malignancies. Because there is no radiation hazard, this imaging technique can be used repeatedly without risk.
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J. Jelling, G. Kossoff, and T. S. Reeve "Current And Potential Capabilities Of Ultrasound Imaging For Breast Cancer Diagnosis", Proc. SPIE 0070, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine IV, (25 March 1976); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.954627
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