Automated breast sonography using a 7.5-MHz PVDF transducer: Preliminary clinical evaluation. Work in progress

V. P. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)679-684
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume159
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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