Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer

Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress

Valerie Jackson, E. Kelly-Fry, P. A. Rothschild, R. W. Holden, S. A. Clark

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Abstract

Breast ultrasound imaging performed with an automated machine was carried out in 89 patients, and images obtained with a conventional ceramic single-focus 4-MHz transducer and a 7.5-MHz polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) transducer were compared. The 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer improved overall image quality in 77% of patients and had equal penetration in 83%. It yielded greatly increased diagnostic information in 43% of 81 masses and improved visualization of calcification in 57% of 14 lesions in which calcium was visible on mammograms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)679-684
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume159
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986

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Mammary Ultrasonography
Transducers
Ceramics
Ultrasonography
Breast
Calcium
polyvinylidene fluoride

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Jackson, V., Kelly-Fry, E., Rothschild, P. A., Holden, R. W., & Clark, S. A. (1986). Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer: Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress. Radiology, 159(3), 679-684.

Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer : Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress. / Jackson, Valerie; Kelly-Fry, E.; Rothschild, P. A.; Holden, R. W.; Clark, S. A.

In: Radiology, Vol. 159, No. 3, 1986, p. 679-684.

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Jackson, V, Kelly-Fry, E, Rothschild, PA, Holden, RW & Clark, SA 1986, 'Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer: Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress', Radiology, vol. 159, no. 3, pp. 679-684.
Jackson, Valerie ; Kelly-Fry, E. ; Rothschild, P. A. ; Holden, R. W. ; Clark, S. A. / Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer : Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress. In: Radiology. 1986 ; Vol. 159, No. 3. pp. 679-684.
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